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Travel insurance for visitors to Canada

Canada is a fun and safe place to visit, but every trip needs coverage. In just a few minutes, get a Canadian travel insurance quote from anywhere in the world.

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  1. Enter your trip details

    Put the details of your trip in our travel insurance quote tool. You'll need at least your destination and your travel dates to get started.

  2. Check your options

    Check out the different policy features, and decide what you need.

  3. Kick back and relax

    Lock in a policy, and enjoy your holiday. It's really that easy.

If you’re visiting Canada on business or as a tourist, or for an extended period of time, travel insurance for visitors to Canada covers expenses related to emergency medical treatment, ambulance, and hospitalization in the event of injury or illness. Visitors to Canada are responsible for covering the cost of their own medical care, so travel insurance coverage for visitors to Canada is especially recommended if you’ll be partaking in outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, playing hockey, hiking or camping. Many travel insurance plans are also designed to meet Government of Canada requirements for super visas and the International Experience Canada program.


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Frequently asked questions

Travel insurance for visitors to Canada: Common questions

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You'll love Canada, but you need to make sure you're covered, for whatever you trip entails. Get a quote for your Canada trip from anywhere in the world.

What visitors to Canada need to know about travel insurance

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Ideally, you should buy visitors travel insurance as soon as your visa, work or vacation travel plans are in place. Plus, to ensure there aren’t any gaps in your health insurance coverage, aim to have your policy in place before you leave for Canada. Some travel-focused insurance companies like World Nomad also offer the option to buy coverage while abroad, giving you the ability to access coverage from anywhere in the world, but there is a waiting period of up to 36 hours for benefits to kick in.

Canada is well known for its natural beauty and the opportunity to visit 38 national parks and more than 1,000 provincial and territorial parks. If you’re visiting Canada to enjoy outdoor activities, having coverage for emergency medical care is especially important. Along with coverage for emergency medical costs, World Nomad offers speciality coverage for more than 150 adventure activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and camping and trekking—a good idea if you’re camping by Lake Louise in Banff National Park or hitting the slopes of Whistler or Mont-Tremblant.

Travel insurance is also available for anyone working in Canada on a seasonal or temporary basis in jobs that don’t offer benefits. For example, World Nomad insurance also offers coverage for visitors to Canada working in childcare, farm work, fruit picking, teaching, hospitality, restaurants, office and administration, and ski and snowboarding instruction. Landed immigrants must wait three months after arrival before provincial health benefits kick in, and visitors insurance is also available so you’re covered during that period.

As with all types of insurance, premiums will depend on your age and any pre-existing medical conditions, as well as the total coverage and deductible amount.

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