Health Insurance

Manitoba Health

Effective April 1, 2012, many international students studying in Manitoba will be eligible for provincial health coverage from Manitoba Health.  In order to qualify for Manitoba Health coverage, a student must:

  • have a valid Study Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that is valid for a minimum of six months, AND
  • live in Manitoba for a minimum of six months in a calendar year.

For information about Manitoba Health eligibility, application procedures, coverage, and more, visit: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/

Note for Exchange Students:  Many Exchange program students coming from partner institutions will not qualify for Manitoba Health coverage.  Contact your U of M Exchange Coordinator for more information.

University Of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU) Health And Dental Plan

The University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU) provides a supplementary health insurance plan that provides extended coverage beyond what is provided by Manitoba Health.  Eligible students are automatically enrolled in this plan at the time of registration.

For information about eligibility, enrollment, opting-in and opting-out, coverage, and more, visit: http://umsu.ca/services/health-dental-insurance

Note for Exchange Students:  Exchange program students coming from partner institutions are not automatically enrolled in the UMSU Health and Dental plan, but may be able to opt into it.  Contact your U of M Exchange Coordinator before coming to Canada for more information if you are interested in opting into the UMSU Health and Dental Plan.


International students coming to the University of Manitoba are encouraged to review the coverage provided by Manitoba Health and the University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU) Health and Dental Plan (if applicable) before coming to Canada and to purchase additional health, dental, and/or travel insurance from their home countries if they feel it is necessary.    The University of Manitoba has a health clinic, dental clinic, and pharmacy located on the Fort Garry campus (in the University Centre building).