More and more people make Canada their home every passing year. They are pulled in by its growing economy, superb educational system and also its universal healthcare coverage for all.

If you are deciding on moving to Saskatchewan, here is some information on its healthcare cover and eligibility factors.

The Saskatchewan provincial healthcare plan’s name is Saskatchewan Health Card.

Coverage – eligibility and wait time


If you are a student, you are eligible for this plan if you have a Study Permit whose validity is at least six months. This cover is effective till just three months after your entry in Saskatchewan. This is the reason why you should buy private insurance as soon as you get here.

Temporary Workers

Temporary workers that have a Work Permit of over 12 months (1 year) are eligible for this cover.
This cover commences three months from your date of arrival in Saskatchewan. This is the reason why you should buy private insurance immediately post your arrival in Saskatchewan.

Permanent Residents

All permanent residents who have established residence in Saskatchewan are eligible for this cover. It is effective for three months after the date of your entry in Saskatchewan. After that time period, you should buy your own health insurance.

The Process of Application

In your application, you have to supporting documents that:

  • Proof of residency in Saskatchewan
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of your status in Canada (and a confirmation of full-time enrolment for students)

You can apply online for this plan.Visit the Government of Saskatchewan website for more information.


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