Visiting or immigrating to Canada? Whether you are planning to visit Canada as a tourist, immigrate to Canada, or have family or friends coming for a trip make sure you have covered yourself and people accompanying you with visitor's to Canada travel Insurance. Many visitors do not take out visitors travel insurance believing "it won't happen to me". But it can and does happen to many visitors across the world. If you cannot afford travel insurance, you cannot afford to travel.
Travel health insurance for visitors to Canada helps protect visitors and tourists from unexpected costs due to sudden illness, accidents, or health and medical emergencies while travelling in Canada. It is very important to know that Canada's well known health care system does not offer free medical care for visitors or tourists. In case of any emergencies or due to sudden illness paying for emergency health care from our own pockets can be a financial burden as medical services in Canada are very costly. In order to ease your financial stress in case of medical emergency it is always a wise decision to protect one or your friends or family members visiting Canada by purchasing insurance when travelling to Canada.
Newcomers to Canada should get emergency travel health insurance:
If you are immigrating to Canada, or are a new immigrant, you will find that most provinces have a waiting period before you are eligible for public health insurance. The length of time you have to wait will vary by province; however, no matter how long or short this waiting period all newcomers to Canada should consider getting emergency medical health insurance coverage. It will provide coverage at a time when you have no coverage.