I am in a slightly confusing situation and I can't for the life of me figure out the best solution. I am an Irish and Canadian citizen living in Ireland. I was born in Toronto and have a Canadian passport and birth cert etc. In 30 days I'm moving to Vancouver on my own. My plan is to find some short term accomodation for 3 months (sublet etc.) in Vancouver and work there for the summer (I've just got my SIN number). In August I plan on travelling down to the US to visit friends for two months and then move on to Toronto in October to find work for the foreseeable future.
My question is how to get health insurance. My health insurance has run out in Ireland so I want to get it in Canada (makes sense). Will I qualify right away for medical coverage in BC? Is it free/expensive? Do I need to buy separate medical coverage for my two months in the US? Is it better to get travel insurance for the two months in US?
It's impossible to find answers online as very few people are in my situation (a citizen who hasn't been to the country in 10 years- I'm 23). Any advice would be greatly appreciated!