Are you an international student studying in Canada or a Canadian student studying full-time in another province or outside of Canada? Our government health plan may not cover all- or any – of you medical expenses when you are studying away from home. And while routine, basic medical services can add up quickly, emergency medical expenses can easily cost thousands of dollars. Further, most post-secondary school requires that you have a medical insurance plan before classes begin.
Who can apply?
Student insurance offers comprehensive coverage to protect against many unexpected expenses. To be eligible for coverage you must be an international student studying full-time in Canada or a Canadian student studying full-time in another province or outside of Canada. If your spouse and dependent children reside with you while you are studying abroad, they may also qualify for coverage
The Canadian government recommends:
All international students studying in Canada should buy health insurance. Medical and dental treatment in Canada is expensive, and international students are often not eligible for provincial government health plans.