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3 Snowbird Travel Insurance Tips for Visitors to Canada

Planning to head to Canada during the winter? While snowbirds more commonly flock to warmer climates, Canada has plenty to offer in wintertime. Skiing, snow sports, culture, food, shopping, natural beauty and much more are widely available, even during the winter months. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that Canada had more than 1 million international visitors in January 2023. Popular reverse snowbird destinations range from the resort town of Banff to Niagra Falls and even chilly Quebec City, where the weather doesn’t stop old-world charm from shining through. If you’re this rarer type of Canadian snowbird — heading north to enjoy all the winter fun […]


How to Get Health Insurance for Expats Visiting Canada

Being an expatriate, or an expat, is an exciting opportunity if you are fortunate enough to have the chance. It comes with incredibly rewarding experiences, both personally and professionally. And while looking forward to the new sights and sounds might be top of mind, there are some necessary considerations you need to take as well.  Specifically, making sure you have expat health insurance.  Sometimes, people assume that the process of acquiring expat medical insurance is difficult or overly involved. We are here to set the record straight that this is not the case. Naturally, there are some steps that you need to take to ensure you are properly covered. But […]


Best Cell Phone Plans in Canada for Working Holiday Visa Holders

Planning to travel to Canada on a working holiday? If you’ve already applied for and been accepted into the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, congratulations (and make sure you have the right IEC insurance)! It’s the start of an exciting adventure in a vibrant and diverse country. While you’re in Canada, you’ll most likely need a mobile phone (also called a cell phone). You might bring your current phone with you or purchase one after you arrive. Finding the best cell phone plans in Canada is important for a number of reasons, including: Let’s take a look at some of the best Canada cell phone plans, featuring options that support […]

5 Things to Know About Medical Insurance for Super Visa Holders in Canada

Are you the parents or grandparents of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident? If so, you can apply for a Super Visa to stay in Canada and be close to your family for up to ten years. The Super Visa program makes family reunification a lot easier for travellers who qualify for the program to come to Canada. This unique visa allows visitors to remain in Canada for up to five years without renewing their visa. Like with any visa, applying for a Super Visa from the Canadian government comes with a lot of requirements, most importantly, proof of health insurance. Read on to learn all about medical insurance for […]


Trip Protection vs. Travel Insurance: Your Guide

Planning a trip abroad comes with a lot of questions, especially when it comes to travel insurance and protection. You might not know if you should get trip protection vs. travel insurance.  This guide should clear things up, so you can decide on trip protection vs .travel insurance and which would best suit your needs. What Is Travel Insurance? Travel insurance is a relatively broad term insurance that protects travellers against the unexpected costs of travelling. It is designed for people who want to protect themselves against unexpected expenses that may occur emergency or accident (medical emergency coverage), or when travel circumstances become out of their control (trip interruption, trip […]


Does Travel Insurance Cover Flight Cancellation?

There’s no worse feeling than having your bags packed, heading to the airport and finding out your flight is delayed or cancelled.  A flight cancellation is not only frustrating, but it’s also costly. It can cause a travel delay, require you to find accommodations for an evening, and increase your trip costs across the board. In the worst-case scenario, it may cause you to cancel your trip altogether. If you want peace of mind that a cancelled flight won’t derail your next holiday or business trip, the right insurance can help. Read on to learn if your typical travel insurance covers flight cancellation and the travel insurance plans that may […]