To be eligible for New Brunswick Medicare coverage you must be:
- a Canadian citizen or be legally entitled to remain in Canada and a resident who makes his/her permanent and principle home in New Brunswick; or
- an international student who meets the eligibility criteria.
A “resident” means a person lawfully entitled to be or to remain in Canada, who makes his home and is ordinarily present in New Brunswick, but does not include a tourist, transient or visitor to the Province; as legislated under New Brunswick's Medical Services Payment Act
The following individuals are not eligible for coverage:
- regular members of the Canadian Armed Forces, (however members of their families are eligible);
- tourists and visitors to the province;
- students from another province; and
- inmates of federal penitentiaries.
Maintaining a dwelling, owning property in the province of New Brunswick or paying New Brunswick property or income tax does not mean you are eligible for insured services under New Brunswick Medicare.
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