Quebec medical insurance card ( la carte d’assurance maladie) is issued by Régie de l`assurance maladie (RAMQ) .
1. Who is eligible to apply for Quebec medical insurance card?
People who eligible for Quebec medical insurance card are: Canadian citizen, Canadian permanent residents, temporary workers with a work permit of more than six months, students or training staff authorized by ministry and spouses or dependent children of temporary workers or eligible students.
Note: Temporary workers are subject to a three-month waiting period, so we strongly recommend temporary workers to buy medical insurance for the waiting period.
2. What documents should be prepared for the application of Quebec medical insurance card?
First make sure that you have a social insurance number (SIN) before applying for Quebec medical insurance card. If you do not have a SIN, go to Service Canada to apply for it.
Documents needed depends on your status in Canada.
Generally Canadian citizens need to prepare documents like: Canadian passport, SIN, proof of address， Canadian citizenship certificate and birth certificate.
For permanent residents, documents needed are: passport, SIN, proof of address, CSQ, landing paper or permanent resident card.
For temporary workers: passport, SIN, proof of address, work permit, CSQ.
For temporary students: passport, SIN, proof of address, study permit, CSQ, authorization letter of ministry.
Note: The above checklist is only for reference. Depend on your situation, you may need other documents like marriage certificate or certified birth certificate if your child is born outside Canada.
3. What's the address for applying for Quebec medical insurance card？
Montreal address： 425 Boul de Maisonneuve west, 3F, Montréal, QC H3A 3G5
a. Renew or replace：Generally Canadian citizens or permanent residents will receive a renew notice 3 months before the expiration by RAMQ. However, temporary residents will not receive the renew notice, so it is important to note down the expiration date of your medical insurance card.
b. To be eligible for the medical plan, you are required to live in Quebec at least 183 days during each calendar year (January 1 to December 31). If you leave Quebec more than 183 days, then you need to re-apply. Travel less than 21 days does not count.
c. If you need to buy a medical insurance card for the three-month waiting period, contact us to get an optimum plan and best price.
The Canada child benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly payment for families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years old. It is managed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CCB may include the child disability benefit and any related provincial and territorial programs.
You live with a child who is under 18 years
You are mainly responsible for the care and raising of the child
You are a Canadian resident for tax purposes
You or your spouse or common-law partner must be any of the following:
a Canadian citizen
a permanent resident
a protected person
a temporary resident who has lived in Canada for the previous 18 months and has a valid permit in the 19th month
an Indigenous person who meets the definition of "Indian" under the Indian Act
Checklist for new comers and temporary residents
1. Passport of the whole family
2. Permit/ PR card of the whole family
3. Rc66sch form
4. Rc66 form
5. Child's birth certificate
If your spouse or common-law partner is a non-resident of Canada during any part of the year, you must fill out Form CTB9, Canada Child Benefit – Statement of Income for each year, or part of a year, that they are a non-resident of Canada.
If your child was born in Canada, apply for the CCB when you register the birth of your newborn.
If you need someone to accompany you to apply for medical insurance card or Canada child benefits, contact us!