Just a few more words about health care in Nova Scotia. First, if you are a permanent resident in Nova Scotia your health care is covered. It matters not whether or not you are employed or pay taxes. You must apply for and obtain a health card as soon as you arrive. Unlike some other provinces, including Ontario, there is no waiting period before coverage kicks in.
I have lived in the U.K., in Ontario and, since 2001, in Nova Scotia. In my experience (and I stress that) the health care here in Canada is far superior to that in the U.K. When I moved from Ontario to Nova Scotia, I was moving from a populous, relatively rich province to a sparsely populated, much poorer province. I fully expected that the one area I would lose out on would be the quality of health care. Boy, was I wrong! My wife and I have found health care in NS to be by far the best we have experienced anywhere. It truly is health "care". Bottom line, if you become a permanent resident here in Nova Scotia, you need have few if any worries about your health coverage. Nonetheless it pays to read up on what coverage is provided from all sources.,