Travel Medical Insurance
for Visitors to Canada
Moving to Calgary
Welcome to Calgary! Calgary
is a vibrant city with a population of roughly 900,000. It has a compact
and modern downtown core and is the place to live if you love the outdoors!
There are many parks including, Nose Hill Park in the North and Fish Creek
Provincial Park at the south end of the city. If you are moving to Calgary,
you have settled in blue sky country but the weather can be a little unpredictable:
it has been known to snow in July!
what part of Calgary you want to live in is one of the first big decisions
you will have to make. For a description of the many different neighborhoods
please visit www.movingtocanada.com.
There you can take a virtual tour of the different areas and find just
the right place to call home sweet home. This site will also give you
an idea of how much you can expect to pay to purchase a house in each
neighborhood. There is also a helpful list of numbers and addresses to
key institutions like garbage removal and water and phone companies located
at that same web site.
All residents of Alberta are covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance
Plan (310- 000, then (780) 427-1432). This entitles all residents to essential
medical services. To be eligible you must have resided in the province
for at least three months. For more information and to download application
forms please visit: www.health.gov.ab.ca.
If you are moving to Calgary from another province your old province’s
health insurance plan will cover you until such time as you are eligible
for the Alberta Health Plan. If you are moving from another country and
are not currently covered by health insurance you may want to purchase
travel Health Insurance for the interim.