Completing your Academic Program and graduating?  You can extend your UHIP coverage!

If you’re an international student living in Canada and you’re about to graduate, it’s important to consider how you will protect you and your family in case of an emergency. You may be planning to travel or stay in Canada following your graduation. If that’s the case below are some options you may wish to consider.

  • If you are completing your program in August (graduating in November) or December (graduating in February), and remaining in Canada, you can extend your UHIP for up to 6 months.   Call or visit the ISSO for more details on how to enroll.
  • If you have received a Post Graduation Work Permit and have secured full time employment for a minimum of 6 months (with same employer),  check to see about applying for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).   If you get approved for OHIP and still have UHIP coverage, contact the ISSO and provide proof of OHIP start date and your UHIP will be terminated and your student account credited with unused portion.  You need to have either UHIP or OHIP but not both.

Private Health Insurance

If you do not qualify for provincial health insurance coverage you should strongly consider purchasing private health insurance. The following are just a few options that are provided for your convenience only and do not necessarily imply an endorsement by Carleton University. ISSO or Carleton University cannot be held responsible for information and materials found on these sites. While ISSO has tried to verify all the information as much as possible, students are advised to research their options and contact the insurance company before they enroll themselves or their families into any insurance plans.

Here are some other examples of health insurance companies that you may want to consider.  Do your research and find the plan that best suits your needs.