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Self employed with no insurance
Can2021
5 Posts
Hi everyone.

I have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. My chemotherapy is expected to start in 2 to 3 weeks and I might go off work. I have no private insurance as I was a new immigrant in Canada and did not know about various options.

I did not qualify for critical life insurance after my diagnosis . But now I have bought guaranteed life insurance from Canada Protection Plan and IA.

My main question right now is what options do I have right now when I go off work. I have talked to my employer to put me on payroll so that I can be eligible for EI sickness benefits. If that won’t happen I don’t see any other source of income.

Can anybody help me on this about available options in my case.

Thanking in anticipation.
Regards
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Jackwb
398 Posts

Yes, call 211 and explain your situation…they'll provide a lot of options.

Can2021
5 Posts
Thank you very much Jackwb‍ .
S2020
588 Posts
Can2021‍,

I am sorry to read about your diagnosis. Do you have a start date yet for the chemotherapy? We will be here to support you as you go through treatments.

With regards to your financial concerns, I wonder if someone at the Canadian Centre For Refugee & Immigrant Healthcare may be able to direct you to helpful resources:

https://www.healthequity.ca/

Wishing you the best possible outcome as you go through treatments.
Can2021
5 Posts
Thank you so very much @S2020. That’s really helpful.

Regards
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