If you’re going to Canada on an IEC Visa, you’ll need travel insurance which satisfies the requirements of the Canadian Immigrations authorities, and which you can extend as well if you need to. True Traveller Insurance has many benefits over some other policies, including:
Medical and Repatriation cover of up to £10m
Cover available for up to 2 years
You can claim whilst you’re still in Canada; no need to wait to return home
You can extend your policy without returning home first
No return ticket is needed
Free Home visits allowed
90 activities covered as standard
40 optional activities in the Adventure Pack
You can get insurance even after you’ve arrived
Remember, a condition of your IEC Visa is that you must hold travel insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Canada. If you have a 2 year IEC Visa and arrive with only 12 months cover the immigration officer can amend your visa on the spot to 12 months.
Arriving in Canada with no Travel Insurance at all can invalidate your IEC Visa. Local Provincial Insurance is no substitute for International Travel Insurance as this type of insurance is usually only available to permanent residents of Canada, and in any event doesn’t include medical repatriation.
The True Traveller was originally a travel company, not an insurance company, and although we believe we’ve designed the best value insurance we possibly can, we understand that the price of insurance does put people off taking it out to start with. Our maxim is, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.