The International Education Centre coordinates enrollment of health care coverage for international students, and this cost is included in their tuition payment. Coverage for registered students begins when they arrive in Canada but no sooner than September 1 for fall intake, January 1 for winter intake, and May 1 for summer intake students. Students will receive their policy information to their Confederation College email account after the withdrawal date and should review their policy details carefully.
The student plan: ‘Explore Canada’ covers basic and emergency health care. PLEASE NOTE: Pre-existing conditions are not covered, and students need to plan in advance for these expenses.
Visit our Study Insured web page for detailed information on coverage and submitting a claim. The student team is also available to answer questions, at [email protected] or toll-free at 1-855-649-4182.
Watch this recorded Zoom session to learn more on health care in Canada for international students, presented by a recent international student and campus nurse.
- Family members are not covered under the student health plan. Students with families may purchase additional health insurance for their immediate family members residing in Canada. This will cost more than the international student rate and students should budget accordingly.
- Using emergency services at the hospital for non-emergency/routine health issues may result in your claim being denied. Should this happen, you will be solely responsible for paying the hospital, which may be very expensive. In the case of a medical emergency and you do require emergency care at the hospital, please notify Ingle and the IEC as soon as possible, but at least within 48 hours of seeking emergency medical treatment.