Frequently Asked Questions Part 2

In continuation with our prevoius blog, here are answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that people have when they are making plans of travelling to Canada.

Q. What should I look for when I am shopping for International Student Insurance to study in Canada?

A. Canadian healthcare is free for citizens and permanent residents, but the costs can be too much to bear for foreign nationals studying. You should shop for an ideal International Student Health Insurance plan that:

  • Comes with affordable premiums;
  • Lets you choose the effective date of the coverage to begin; and
  • Has a reasonable refund policy in case your visa gets rejected.

Q. Do I need to get private health insurance in Canada if I have a Foreign Worker Permit?

A. Canada is known for its government-funded universal healthcare system that covers most people living in Canada, depending on their status. Foreign workers with work permits for at least six months can get access to the publicly-funded healthcare plan, but they may have to purchase private medical insurance until they can get the coverage.

Q. What should I expect when I arrive in Canada during COVID-19?

A. If you are travelling to Canada during COVID-19, there are several things you should expect, including the CBSA Declaration Card, the right documentation for your travels, proof that you have purchased an eligible emergency medical travel insurance plan, identification documents, and a comprehensive quarantine plan.

Q. Is it a good idea to buy a house in Canada during the pandemic?

A. If you are planning to immigrate to Canada and you have the funds, it would be a good idea to buy a house in Canada. Despite all the predictions of a housing market price decline, the residential real estate segment is strong. Owning a house when you become a Canadian permanent resident after the immigration process is complete could be a very useful decision.

At Travel Shield, we can provide you with a range of options for medical insurance and make recommendations based on your requirements. Feel free to contact us here or call us at 1-866-517-0606 to find out how we can help.

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