I received a “conditional letter of acceptance” for permanent residency in March, which asked me to obtain one more piece of documentation to complete my application (a police certificate I had previously been told I didn’t need). I finally got it a few weeks ago and mailed it off.
With that letter, I was put on a three month waiting period for a health card, and last week I received it. I officially have provincial health insurance (OHIP) now.
My permanent residency status should be official by the end of summer, I think.