International Student Insurance
If you are a foreign student enrolled for a minimum of 60% of the usual course requirement in a Canadian school, college, university or accredited education system, you and your family probably qualify to purchase foreign student insurance coverage.
Unexpected emergency medical treatment is the single most expensive hidden cost you could get hit with while studying in Canada. But there is no need to worry. Just be sure to stay covered with Hospital and Medical Insurance for International Students Studying in Canada.
Health care costs in Canada are very expensive. Hospitals can charge thousands of dollars per day, with many Canadian hospitals charging a service fee to patients not covered under a provincial health care program. Without hospital and medical insurance, you and your family would be responsible for these high costs, which can create a significant financial burden. As an international student in Canada, you can also insure your spouse and children who live with you, under this policy.
Costs are relatively inexpensive. Here are a couple of examples:
Single person for 3 months coverage is $245 and for a year is $695
Family coverage for 3 months coverage is $674 and for a year is $1911
This International Students coverage, also allows you to take trips outside of Canada for up to 30 days and still be covered. So, if you are going to school in Vancouver, have the International Student coverage and decide to go to Seattle, USA, for a couple days, you do not need to purchase any other travel insurance. Your coverage is portable.
If you haven’t been able to find what you need, call The Benefit Guys at 1-866-966-4897, and a licensed representative will answer your questions.