SCHOOL HEALTHCARE SERVICES
When looking to study abroad, safety is among the top priority for students. With over 350,000 international students in Canada, it is highly important that they have access to some form of medical service during their stay.
Many colleges and universities across Canada offer on-campus health services, giving students direct access to healthcare professionals during their studies. Generally, facilities are set up on-campus that allow students to meet with medical staff such as nurses and doctors, without the need to travel to a hospital.
OVERSEAS MEDICAL INSURANCE
In order to study in Canada, international students are required to obtain overseas health insurance during their studies. It is important to note that students will not be able to obtain a study permit if they do not have valid healthcare insurance. This is to ensure that students are well-equipped to tackle any unforeseen medical emergencies should they arise.
While healthcare options are varied and dependent upon the province, many schools provide their own basic medical insurance plans that are included in the tuition costs. These basic healthcare packages cover most medical services, such as injury, sickness, medications, etc. for the duration of their studies. However, students are able to apply for supplementary coverage at their own discretion for services that are not covered under the basic packages.
If health insurance is not included in the tuition costs, schools can direct students to third-party healthcare providers. Similarly, students will need to obtain a minimum basic insurance plan, but can choose supplementary coverage options at their own discretion.