Academic Visitor Office

Healthcare Coverage

Academic visitors are ultimately responsible for ensuring they have adequate health coverage while visiting the University of Alberta. The following information is provided as a resource:


Canadian visitors;

Visitors from other Canadian provinces are normally covered under their home province's health care plan for the first three months in Alberta.

Visitors are eligible for coverage under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan after three months in Alberta; Visit Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan for application details.

 

International visitors On a Work Permit (visiting professors, exchange professors, research award recipients);

Less than 12 months

Ineligible for Alberta Health Care

Visitor should purchase third-party health insurance
 
 More than 12 months

Eligible for Alberta Health Care

Visit Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan for application details
 
 

 

On a Visiting Visa (self-funded researchers, business visitors etc);

Ineligible for Alberta Health Care

Visitor should purchase third-party health insurance