Visitors to Canada Insurance

While you’re staying in Canada, enjoying all it has to offer, let us take care of your emergency medical needs. We’re happy to provide immigrants and visitors to Canada, and those looking for Super Visa insurance, with emergency medical coverage. Plans feature:

  • Easy online application 
  • Online Claims make it quick and easy to send your claim from anywhere using any device.
  • Coverage for COVID-19 related emergency medical expenses.
  • No waiting period if you apply before arriving in Canada or are replacing an existing emergency medical plan issued by a Canadian insurer.
  • Choice of deductible - $0, $100, $500 or $1,000.
  • Choice of insurance amount - $25,000, $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000.
  • No medical questions if you’re under 55 years of age.
  • Side-trip travel coverage for up to 30 days to any other country, as long as the majority of your trip is spent in Canada and there's no travel advisory to "Avoid non-essential travel" or "Avoid all travel" from the Government of Canada for your destination.
  • 24/7 travel assistance service provided in a number of different languages.
  • Direct billing with many health providers, so you can keep your money in your pocket.
  • Virtual Care for minor emergencies. You can speak to a medical professional over the phone or video instead of having to go to a hospital or clinic.
    • Services may include a consultation or medical advice.
    • When you call GMS Travel Assistance they'll determine if virtual care is the best option for you. Some of the things it can help with are: lower back pain, minor sprains and injuries, eye infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, stomach flu and common cold symptoms.

Save on emergency medical coverage for visitors.

With options to choose your deductible and insurance amount, plans can start as low as $1.64 per day.

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Benefits of Buying Visitor to Canada Insurance

Benefits of Buying Visitor to Canada Insurance Benefit



Covers hospital room and board charges, up to semi-private, unless specified by a physician (if medically necessary, charges for intensive and coronary care units are included)

Medical Services

Covers the cost of treatment by physician or surgeon

Diagnostic Services

Covers the cost of x-rays and other diagnostic tests

Out-patient Medical Treatment

Covers the cost of out-patient emergency room charges

In-Hospital Prescription Drugs

Covers the cost of prescription drugs and medication prescribed by a physician (to a maximum of a 30 day prescription)

Road Ambulance

Covers 100% of the cost for emergency transport to a hospital

Paramedical Services

Covers up to $500 toward the cost of emergency services of an osteopath, physiotherapist, chiropractor, chiropodist, and/or podiatrist

Accidental Dental

Covers up to $2,000 per person and up to $300 for the relief of dental pain

Return of Remains

Covers the cost for preparation and transportation to your country of origin, destination in Canada, or the cost of cremation or burial at the place of death

Child Care

Covers the cost for licensed child care for a dependant travelling with you if you are hospitalized (up to $500)

Repatriation without a Medical Attendant

Up to $5,000 to transport you home for further medical treatment with pre-approval by GMS 

Repatriation with a Medical Attendant

Covers the cost of air transportation for 1 accompanying family member insured under your policy, the cost of a medical escort, additional airfare to accommodate a stretcher, or an air ambulance with pre-approval by GMS 

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Covers the cost of accommodations, meals, phone calls and taxi or bus fares incurred by an accompanying family member in the event hospitalization continues after the policy expiry date

24-Hour Travel Assistance Services

Coordination of all medical care, transportation, and repatriation; telephone interpretation services in most languages; monitoring of progress during treatment and recovery by managed care

Travel Benefits Outside of Canada

Benefits apply to side-trips outside of Canada of up to 30 days each, excluding visits to your country of origin

  • Air Ambulance - charges to transport you back to your destination in Canada or your country of origin.
  • Special Attendant - reimbursement of a one-way trip economy airfare ticket for a medical attendant to accompany you back to your destination in Canada or country of origin for further in-hospital treatment
  • Escort of Insured Children - reimbursement of the cost of a one-way trip economy airfare to return an accompanying child or children and escort, when necessary, back to your original point of departure
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This is a summary of benefits. Please refer to policy wording for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The person covered under the plan must be under the age of 80 on the effective date of the plan.

It depends. You'll have coverage as long as:

  • Your trip is for 30 days or less;
  • There is no “avoid all travel” advisory for your destination and there is no “avoid non-essential travel” advisory for your destination.
  • Your trip originates and terminates in Canada;
  • Your total days outside of Canada are not greater than 50% of your total period of coverage;
  • You are not travelling to your country of origin.

You can check the Government of Canada travel advisories page to see if your destination has any advisories.

Absolutely! Our plan can cover you until your provincial health coverage kicks in.

In the event of a travel medical emergency, please contact GMS Travel Assistance prior to seeking treatment.  Our 24-hour travel assistance is available to help you obtain medical treatment, verify coverage, coordinate medical care and transportation, and provide foreign language support.

GMS Travel Assistance  

  • toll-free: 1.800.459.6604 (within Canada & the U.S.A.)
  • collect: 905.762.5196 (from all other locations)

GMS Travel Assistance will guide you through the claim process. A completed claim form must be submitted within ninety (90) days of the illness or injury. 
A claim must be initiated no later than 24 hours after receiving treatment or being admitted to hospital.

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