- On April 26, 2017
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Canada is a very popular destination for foreign visitors. People come from around the world to take in the welcoming and diverse cultures, the natural beauty and landscape, and high quality of life that’s offered in this great country. Not only is Canada a popular destination, it is also one of the world’s strongest economies. Canada brings in many business travelers, foreign workers, new immigrants and international students each year; and for this reason, medical insurance is highly recommended.
The good news is that medical insurance is affordable. For instance, individual coverage can be purchased for as little as $2-3 /day for someone around 40 years of age, while an entire family can be covered for as little as $4-6/day.1
What does VTC insurance cover?
Visitor to Canada travel insurance provides short term coverage for emergency medical and hospital care in Canada. Coverage ranges between $10,000 and $300,000 for the entire duration of the insurance agreement.
Why is this insurance essential in Canada?
All visitors to Canada must have medical insurance because Canadian health care does not cover medical care for visitors or tourists. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance from a Canadian insurer because they are more aware of Canada’s surroundings and they are able to get you the best medical services for your needs. This also makes the claiming process easier because hospitals recognize those insurance companies; thereby ensuring that you will not have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket and wait until you return to your country of origin to get reimbursed. For visitors without travel insurance, medical expenses can be financially overwhelming.
Who can apply?
- Canadians who are not covered by a government health plan
- Persons in Canada on a work visa
- New immigrants awaiting Canadian government health coverage
- International students
Hudson’s Bay Financial Services has teamed up with SecuriGlobe Inc. to help you save money. As Canada’s largest travel insurance distributor, SecuriGlobe compares the rates of more than 14 of the leading travel insurance companies in Canada. You can realize significant savings by choosing the plan that best suits your needs as well as your budget. Plus, you could earn 5,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points when you purchase a Visitor to Canada plan and use a valid Canadian-issued credit card to pay for your premiums.
If you have family or know someone who is planning to visit Canada, click here to learn more and help them ensure they have the right coverage!
1Rates may vary depending on level/duration of coverage needed. Must meet eligibility criteria in order to purchase coverage
Travel insurance for Hudson’s Bay customers is arranged for by Hudson’s Bay Financial Services with the assistance of SecuriGlobe Inc. Travel insurance is underwritten by a number of Canadian insurers.