New Brunswick

New Brunswick

If you are wondering about healthcare services in Canada, well, its residents pay for its universal healthcare called Medicare through their taxes. These medical services are provided free of cost at the point of use.
New Brunswick’s provincial healthcare plan is known as Medicare.

Coverage – eligibility and wait time


If you are a student, you are eligible for this plan if you have a Study Permit that shows your intention of attending an approved educational institution for an entire yearas a full-time student.
Your coverage is effective for the entire duration of your Study Permit.

If you leave New Brunswick before the first three months of taking residency here, you shall be billed for any medical services that have been paid byMedicare during that time period.

Temporary Workers

Temporary workers that have a Work Permit of over 12 months (1 year) are eligible for this cover. This cover is valid from the date signed on the Work Permit/date of arrival in New Brunswick (whichever comes later).

Permanent Residents

All permanent residents who have established residence in New Brunswick stand eligible for this cover. It commenceson the date of your arrival in New Brunswick.

The Process of Application

In your application, you have to submit supporting documents, such as:

  • New Brunswick residency
  • Identity
  • Status in Canada (+ entry stamp on passport)
  • Enrolment in a full-time post-secondary institution (for students)

Just download the application form. Fill it out.
There are two ways of applying:

  • In-person – visit a Service New Brunswick Office and carry along your signed form and photocopies of supporting documents.
  • Via mail – fill out the form, attach photocopies of the supporting document(s), and send it to Medicare.

If you seek more information, check out the Government of New Brunswick website.


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