Do all international students need health insurance?
Yes, all students require health coverage. Alberta Health Care is available to international students who have a valid study permit and who are in Alberta for at least one year.
As an international exchange student, even if you are eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP), you may still want to consider purchasing additional coverage.
You can apply for coverage if:
It's important to apply for coverage within 3 months of your moving date:
You will need to purchase this insurance for yourself and any family members accompanying you. Students under 18 years of age must be added to the AHCIP account of a custodian.
Anyone with temporary immigration documents who is unsure about their eligibility for coverage should contact Alberta Health directly.
More information about health care in Alberta can be found on the Alberta Health website.
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