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CSA Ontario License Plate

Posted date : Sep 4, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association is proud to present the CSA Graphic License Plate Program for CSA members that are Ontario residents. Support the snowbird and travelling Canadian lifestyles by proudly displaying, on your Ontario license plate, the official logo of the Canadian Snowbird Association. When you travel throughout Canada and the U.S., other travelling Canadians […]

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Entry/Exit Initiative – 8840 Form Update

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

As of July 11, 2019, the entry/exit initiative has been expanded to include the sharing of information of all travellers including Canadian and American citizens at land ports of entry.

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ONTARIO CANCELS OUT-OF-COUNTRY HEALTH COVERAGE

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program , which provides reimbursement for Ontario residents who face unexpected medical emergencies while abroad, will officially be scrapped on October 1, 2019.

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SNOWBIRD REPORT CARD REVEALS MOST PROVINCES BREACHING THE CANADA HEALTH ACT

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – Before embarking on their trips, Canadian travellers should be mindful that, in most cases, their health coverage does not follow them abroad. Only the Canadian territories and the province of Prince Edward Island are obeying the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable universal health care for the more than 55 […]

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BC’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Dear Snowbirds, The speculation and vacancy tax is an annual tax paid by some owners of residential properties in designated taxable regions of B.C.

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PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

In the recent 2017 budget, the government of Saskatchewan announced that it was raising the rate of the provincial sales tax (PST) from five per cent to six per cent

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NB Health Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to report that effective May 16, 2014, eligible residents of New Brunswick may now be absent from their home province for up to 212 days, for vacation and visiting purposes, and still retain their Medicare coverage.

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UPDATE: MB Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

We requested the Manitoba government extend the time Manitoba residents could spend outside the country from 6 to 7 months and still retain their provincial health coverage.

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Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives – If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office toll-free at 1-800-265-3200 (English) or 1-800-265-5132 (French).

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Alberta Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Dear Alberta Snowbirds, As you may have heard, the CSA has been successful in our most recent campaign in British Columbia related to increasing out-of-country stays.

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