Health insurance in Canada

All international students in Canada must have health insurance. Medical coverage available to international students varies from province to province. In provinces where international students are not covered under provincial health care plans, students must arrange for private health insurance coverage.

Overall, international students have access to good health services coverage at an affordable cost. Health insurance must be arranged before arrival in Canada. Options include pre-registering in a provincial insurance coverage plan, compulsory enrollment in a university or college health plan, or through the purchase of health coverage from a private health insurance company