International students are required by Concordia University of Edmonton to have medical insurance coverage while travelling to and residing in Canada. Concordia University of Edmonton is pleased to offer two types of health coverage for international students.
International Student Medical Program
(for students intending to stay for less than 12 months)
Visa-holding students who intend to study at Concordia University of Edmonton for less than 12 consecutive months are not eligible for Alberta Health Care and must subscribe to the mandatory International Student Medical Insurance Program, at a cost of $CAN 250 per semester.
The International Student Medical Program covers hospitalization and medical services for emergencies due to sickness or injury. This plan does not cover any pre-existing health issues.
Alberta Health Care & CSA Health and Dental Plan
(for students intending to stay for 1 year or more)
Visa-holding students who intend to reside in Alberta for at least 12 consecutive months qualify as residents of Alberta and are eligible to obtain Alberta Health Care coverage. Concordia Students’ Association (CSA) also offers a Health & Dental Plan at a cost of $300 CDN per year or $200 CDN if starting in the winter term (January).
Alberta has a publicly administered and funded health care system that guarantees Albertans receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and health care services. If you qualify, this insurance will be provided for free by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). You must complete the necessary application and submit it along with a copy of your passport, study visa, proof of local address (Lease agreement for example) and your Concordia University of Edmonton registration confirmation.
Individuals should visit a registry office to complete the application process in the first 2 months after arrival. See the list of registry offices.
The CSA’s Health & Dental Plan provides insurance for Prescription Drugs, Dental, Vision, and much more. For more information about the coverage, please visit the website https://mystudentplan.ca/csa.
You may be able to opt out of this plan if you can provide proof of equivalent coverage by the application deadline.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the onsite Student Service Coordinator:
CSA Benefit Plan Office
Concordia University of Edmonton
Student Success Centre HA107F
7128 Ada Blvd, Edmonton AB T5B 4E4
Outside of office hours, you can reach us at 1-877-746-5566 extension 249 or live chat at mystudentplan.ca.
All international students are provided with emergency insurance in the event of a major health related incident, it includes transportation for the student to home or family to here if necessary.
Students cannot opt out from this additional insurance. For more information, visit mystudentplan.ca/csa/international-students
The Concordia Students’ Association also provides a free service for mental health & wellness. All students have access to this service through mywellnessplan.ca.
myWellness is a hub for free, anonymous mental health assessment, information on mental health and a resource for on campus support services as well as services in the Edmonton area.