Insurance requirements for studying in Canada

Insurance information for Canada

If you are going to study and live in Canada, you want to be fully prepared before starting your adventure. Among other things, you want to make sure your insurance covers everything you need, without paying too much.

Free healthcare for citizens

Canada is famous for its free Canadian healthcare. However, most of these services are only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Therefore, international students in Canada should arrange for health insurance for the duration of their stay.

The healthcare system in Canada and the requirements for insurance vary from province to province. In many provinces, you will be required to obtain private health insurance.

Insurance offered by the university

Many Canadian universities offer health insurance plans to their students and some even require students to register for their health insurance packages. In other cases you are free to opt out on the offered packages, provided that you can prove you receive private health insurance from another source.

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Health insurance requirements

It is important to learn about the health insurance requirements that apply to you when going to Canada. Also know that not all offered insurance packages cover everything you might want to have covered, such as:

  • Additional medical costs
  • Repatriation
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Via our partner Aon, you can easily discover details that apply to your specific situation. To get advice and insight in the costs of insurance, you can freely request an instant quote.

About Canada

Canada is renowned for its top-notch universities and its commitment to attracting international students who may choose to settle in the country. Canadians are known for their warm hospitality and take great measures to ensure the safety, fairness, and overall satisfaction of students studying in their nation. Experience studying in one of the world's strongest economies, where you can enjoy a high standard of living and a flexible academic environment. Benefit from smaller class sizes that promote individual attention and foster collaborative assignments and lively discussions.