Health Insurance

Health Coverage/Insurance:

Effective September 1st, 2018, international students will no longer be eligible for Manitoba Health coverage.

English Language Centre (ELC) students enrolled in the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) will be required to enroll in the Guard.me Canada Health Care Plan.  This plan will be offered at the $1.45 CAD/day rate, approximately $45.00 CAD/month.

For information about coverage and to register, please go to guard.me/umanitoba and click on the “English Language Centre“ button, and then click on “BUY INSURANCE”.

Students must have Guard.me health care insurance by the time they travel to Canada.

For the Fall 2018 term new ELC students should make sure that their insurance runs until January 9th, 2019 or by the date they are planning to leave Canada if it is before January 9th, 2019.

Returning students can purchase Guard.me insurance while they are in Canada. They should make sure that their insurance runs from September 1st, 2018 until January 9th, 2019 or by the date they are planning to leave Canada if it is before January 9th, 2019.

Students that do not have the Guard.me Canada Health Care Plan, will not be allowed to attend any ELC classes.

If students continue their studies with the ELC in Winter 2019 term, they will have to extend their health care plan with Guard.me before the commencement of the Winter 2019 term.

Students that successfully finish level 5 in the ELC, and that enroll in degree programs at the University of Manitoba, will be required to enroll in the University of Manitoba International Student Health Care Plan. This plan is administered by Blue Cross and Student Care. For more information on the insurance plan for degree students, please visit: umanitoba.ca/research/international_centre/health_coverage_faq.html