Canadian traveling outside of Canada MUST have a program which will return them to Canada and their respective provincial health care program or expensive out-of-country health care insurance to provide traveling peace of mind.
Many Canadian may not qualify for out-of-Canada (actually out-of-province) travel insurance programs because of pre-existing health conditions or prohibitive costs. Snowbirds holidaying in the Southern USA/Mexico/Caribbean can face health care insurance rates of $1,200.00 a month and more per person.
There is a Canadian government advisory recommending the purchase of out-of-country health/repatriation service for traveling Canadians.
Even when Canadians travel inter provincially and suffer a critical illness or injury, they need to be transported home to the care of their respective provincial health care program so their out of pocket costs will be minimized. Provinces do not offer automatic medical air repatriation.
Health coverage information outside of each provinces
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- North West Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
How to Register for Health Care Insurance Plan
Death Abroad Factsheet
- Travel MedEvac Transport and Repatriation of Mortal Remains:
Should you pass away while traveling more than 150 miles from home, we will cover reasonable expenses for returning your remains
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