IEC/Working Holiday Travel Insurance
who are visiting Canada to work and travel for up to 2 years. Choose the plan that suits your needs
at the price you are comfortable with!
In order to calculate a personal insurance quote, simply select the number of applicants, their age(s) and indicate whether or not they have any pre-existing
medical conditions. To finalize your results, click on Calculate Quote after you choose desired policy duration and a coverage limit!
Pre-existing medical condition:
If you are an IEC participant, you have a unique chance to explore this beautiful country, its nature, its culture and its people, who have come here from all over the world!
That is why, the Canadian IEC travel insurance or, as it is commonly labeled, Visitors to Canada Insurance, was designed to cover the costs for an immediate medical assistance including hospital accommodation, emergency health care as well as repatriation among other benefits, while you are away from home.
IEC / Working Holiday travel insurance MUST:
– Be valid for the whole duration of your intended stay
– Cover medical care, hospitalization and repatriation
– Be valid for each entry to Canada
– Be available for review by a POE officer at the Canadian border
Insurance coverage for the 2-year Canadian IEC Work Visa consists of 2 policies for 365 days of consecutive coverage each, which gives you a greater flexibility with your insurance in case your travel plans change!
Find out more about 2 years insurance package using the button below as well as take advantage of our IEC / Working Holiday Insurance Calculator to browse your options and get a free quote today!
Why should you choose to protect your money against the cost of medical emergency treatment with a Canadian IEC travel insurance plan? Because it much more convenient, faster and could even be cheaper than its foreign analogues.
– Convenience: It is easier to make a claim and receive your money back when you are covered with a Canadian insurance provider.
– Sports Coverage: There is no need to buy any additional coverage as recreational sports coverage is already insured.
– Direct Billing: Canadian Insurance providers deal directly with a facility you have received medical assistance at.
– Locally Based Companies: With a Canadian insurance policy, you don’t have to deal with providers overseas at all.
Cost and Apply?
– Emergency Medical Care
– Ground and Air Ambulance
– Emergency Dental Repair
– Dental Pain Relief
– Non-competitive Sports Injuries
– Prescription Medications
– Laboratory Diagnostics
– Services of a Medical Specialist i.e. chiropractor, osteopath, etc.
– Services of a Registered Nurse
– Rental or Purchase of Medical Appliances
Side-trips to other countries are also covered with your IEC / Work Visa insurance as long as you remain in Canada for the majority of your policy period.
For a detailed coverage description please read the Policy Wording of the insurance plan you select.
IEC visa holders have a great choice of program options in and out of Canada that vary depending on the country of the participant’s citizenship.
Working Holiday program grants you a great opportunity to earn some money and cover your personal expenses for your trip, accommodation as well as other costs, while you are staying in Canada.
With a Young Professionals visa, you can expand your career opportunities by gaining a professional working experience that is internationally recognized as well as enjoy living in one of the most culturally diverse country in the world.
-International Co-op Internship:
As a post-secondary institution student, an International Co-op Internship will be a great addition to your CV as well as a unique opportunity to gain a real work experience related to your field of study.
For a complete set of details on how to apply for IEC Work Visa Canada, please visit the official IEC website – International Experience Canada
Please, note that IEC: Working Holiday / Young Professionals / International Co-op Internship applicants are required to have a proof of adequate IEC travel insurance for the whole duration of intended stay in Canada of up to 2 years.
In order to apply for an International Experience Canada (IEC) program you will need to perform the following steps:
-IEC Profile Submission: Step 1
To begin with you will need to go through a relatively short set of questions to determine your eligibility and receive a personal reference code by finishing itCome to Canada Wizard.
As an eligible applicant, you will then need create an online IEC account and use your code you received after completing a questionnaireIEC Profile.
> Select “Apply to Come to Canada”, fill out the form and submit your IEC profile online.
In case your IEC application is approved, you will receive an Invitation to Apply. You will now have 10 days to start your application for a Work Permit.
-Work Permit Application: Step 2
Once you’ve started working on your Work Permit application (within 10 days of approval), you have 20 days to finish and submit it. At this point you will also need to pay appropriate fees.
Important Notice: Young Professionals and an International Co-op Internships applicants have to contact their employer in Canada for them to pay $230 fee usingEmployer Portal
When the fee is paid, your employer will contact you to provide an employment number for your Work Permit application.
You may also need to submit aPolice Certificate along with a medical exam certificate or at least a proof you have applied to go through such an exam as well as your request of police certificate.
Lastly, you will be required to pay the appropriate fees including:
– $150 CAD participation fee
– $100 CAD Open Work Permit fee for IEC program
– $85 fee for biometrics.
Please note that in case biometrical data is required, you will be sent an instructional message via your account with IRCC you created previously. You will have 30 days following the date biometrics request was sent to you to complete the procedure and submit it at a Visa Application Center.
You can learn more about biometrical data here – Biometrics
-IEC Work Permit Assessment: Step 3
The assessment of your work permit may take up to 56 days according to IRCC. At this stage, additional documents could be requested from you.
Important: once your IEC permit’s assessment has begun, you will only be able to cancel your application and get a refund before it is finished. Refund can be only obtained for the following fees: Participation fee, employer compliance fee as well as open work permit holder fee.
Lastly, once your work permit application is assessed a Port of Entry Letter will be available in your account. Don’t forget to print it and bring with you to the border when travelling to Canada.
> Check IEC applications Processing Times.
Note that it is strongly recommended wait for the POE Letter of Introduction, before you:
– Purchase your IEC travel insurance policy.
– Purchase a plane ticket to Canada.
– Book/rent a place to live in Canada.
– Make time arrangements with an employer in Canada.
If you fail to show a proof of an adequate IEC health insurance coverage, you may be refused entry to Canada. Moreover, in case you are travelling to Canada with CAD 10,000 or more, you must inform the CBSA Officer as it is required by law.
Once you show the required documents to a POE Officer and your entry is approved, your IEC visa will be stamped to your passport and you can get started discovering Canada right away!
View the official list of International Experience Canada questions – IEC FAQ
If you are uninsured, you may be denied entry to Canada until you purchase an International Experience Canada travel insurance policy. Moreover, if you decide to skip out on purchasing appropriate coverage, you are potentially exposing yourself to a great risk as medical costs in Canada can easily run up to several thousands of dollars just for a single day in the hospital.
With this you do not have to pay for medical assistance yourself and get reimbursed later; rather, there are local branches of the company where you can meet a representative.
Moreover, IEC / Working Holiday participants who are about to get their Canadian Work Visa, are not covered by government health insurance plans. This is why, it is a key requirement to purchase travel insurance for a Working Visa in Canada for the whole duration of your stay in Canada.
However, IEC / Working Holiday participants can become eligible for provincial healthcare if he/she is employed. Please note that eligibility requirements vary depending on the Health Ministry within the Canadian province or territory of your temporary stay.
Please note that high-risk recreational activities such as bungee jumping, rock climbing, etc. are not covered. For more details, please contact our insurance advisors.
In order to maintain this benefit, you must remain in Canada a certain amount of your coverage period per policy, which depends on the insurance policy of your choice.
In case you have not yet decided where to stay, just contact one of our insurance advisors and we will work something out.
If you were unable to find what you were looking for, please take a look at our General FAQ for more information, or talk to our advisors and we will be happy to assist you!