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Get a SIN!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Social Insurance Number - without it you don’t exist.
As a new immigrant you will have to show your documentation and will get a special number that starts with a 9. That tells everyone that you’re a newcomer.
You may feel like a second-class citizen, well you are! so don’t forget it.
It’s only countries like the UK […]

Register with Alberta Health . . .

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Or the equivalent in whatever province you are living in.
If you don’t register for healthcare then you will not get anything except emergency treatment and will not be able to register with a doctor. You go to the office and complete a form and PAY the contributions. It’s a bit like National Insurance in the […]