Health 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, however should apply earlier; see 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

On a Visiting Visa (Self-Funded Researchers, Business Visitors)

  • ineligible for Alberta Health Care
  • visitor should purchase third-party health insurance