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Do I need medical insurance if I immigrate to Canada?

If you are immigrating to Canada, beware that every province has its own specific eligibility criteria and waiting times before you qualify for a Governmental Health Insurance Plan (GHIP). For example, in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, a newly landed immigrant or a temporary working visa holder will have to wait 3 months until they become eligible to apply for government healthcare insurance. During the waiting time, it’s important to purchase travel health insurance that provides coverage for medical and dental emergencies and emergency hospitalization and transportation, along with other benefits.

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Information for Quebec and Saskatchewan residents.

Travel insurance does not cover everything. Please refer to the policy wording for full terms and conditions, including limitations and exclusions. Travel insurance is underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of The Co-operators Group of Companies and administered by Allianz Global Assistance. Allianz Global Assistance is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. Please note that remuneration may be payable to the distributor of this insurance. 

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