Research insurance options
International students should research and consider getting health, travel, and tenant insurance.
Health Insurance Requirements
International students in Canada must check for health insurance requirements in their province.
University or College Health Plan
Check if your school offers health insurance for international students. It could be included in your tuition fees.
Private Health Insurance
Consider buying private health insurance from trusted companies if your school doesn't provide coverage or you need additional coverage.
Get travel insurance before your school's health coverage starts or travel during breaks to protect yourself from emergencies and trip cancellations.
Government health insurance
Check if you qualify for government health insurance based on your province.
Check if your school's health insurance has withdrawal options. If you have comparable coverage, you can withdraw and find your insurance.
Insurance for personal belongings
It is recommended to obtain tenant insurance in Canada to safeguard your personal belongings.
Be aware of the deadlines for enrolling in health insurance plans, as some institutions may have specific enrollment periods.
Read policy details
Read and understand the terms and conditions of your insurance policies. Be aware of coverage limits, exclusions, and the process for making claims.
Consult your school's international student services or insurance experts for help with insurance questions or concerns.