Canada is one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.
In Canada, each province or territory manages its own healthcare system, which covers the costs of Canadian citizens’ visits to hospitals and doctors. Each province and territory has their own health insurance plan. Make sure you know what your insurance plan covers by clicking here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-health.asp
Virtually all Canadian tertiary institutions have medical insurance plans available for international students. Your IDP Education counsellor can provide you with more information on health insurance at your chosen institution.
Canadian universities are conscious of the safety of students on their campuses. Most universities and colleges have 24-hour campus security.
To work towards safer campuses, the Canadian government has launched various initiatives, one of which being ‘Walk Safe’ campaigns to help students safely use public transport late in the evening.