Refugees will be given Canadian permanent resident status prior to their departure from the Middle East and will receive the same health coverage as all residents of Canada. Government-assisted Syrian refugees and privately-sponsored Syrian refugees will receive the same coverage.
Like any permanent resident, Syrian refugees settling in Saskatchewan will be eligible for basic health coverage immediately upon their arrival. Within days of arriving in Saskatchewan, a Syrian refugee will receive a Saskatchewan Health Card with a nine-digit Health Services Number. This health card will be valid and active while the Syrian refugee lives in Saskatchewan.