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Do I Need Travel Health or Renters Insurance in Canada?

Attend this free webinar to learn about newcomer insurance needs.

Saturday, December 10, 10:30am (EST)


Do I Need Travel Health or Renters Insurance in Canada?

If you’re moving to Canada, or you’ve recently arrived, you need to understand the importance of insurance to protect you and your family. Travel health insurance and renters insurance can do just that.

In Canada, certain provinces have a waiting period of up to three months for being eligible for government health insurance. For instance, in Ontario, there is a wait time of 90 days for newcomers to be eligible for provincial health insurance. Private or supplementary travel health insurance plans from a Canadian insurance company can cover yourself and your family for your initial months in Canada.

If you’re planning on renting, renters insurance is for you and your family. Your landlord should have an insurance policy covering the building you live in, but that policy doesn’t protect all of your belongings the way renters insurance can.

In this free webinar you’ll get the answer to these important questions:

  • What are the differences between provincial health plans and private health insurance?
  • Why is it a smart idea to purchase private health insurance before I arrive in Canada?
  • What visitors’ private health insurance covers that government health insurance doesn’t cover
  • Can I cancel my private health insurance policy once I’m eligible for government health insurance?
  • What the difference is between landlord insurance and renter insurance
  • How does renters insurance protect me? Why Do I need it?
  • When would I use my renters insurance?
  • How do I determine what insurance coverage is right for me?

Have questions about travel health or renters insurance?
Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions and get answers. Reserve your spot today!



Khari Gaynor

Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Aha Insurance


Khari Gaynor has 20 years of experience in the Canadian insurance industry. His career experience spans from sales and service, to product development and marketing. He’s currently a licensed insurance broker for property & casualty insurance products, as well as travel, life and health insurance. His extensive expertise complimented by his desire to share his passion and industry knowledge make him a pleasure to experience in a session.


David Frattini

Managing Partner, Prepare For Canada


David Frattini brings insights into the issues and needs of prospective immigrants to Canada. He has built successful relationships with many stakeholder groups that range from professional associations to settlement services for newcomers. These key relationships help newcomers to prepare for and achieve success in Canada. 

Disclaimer: This webinar offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. While information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the speaker(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change.

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