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Health care for international students in Canada! mycanadaplan protects you from the cost of unexpected medical expenses. Whether you need to see a doctor, go to a clinic, or visit a hospital, mycanadaplan has you covered. Your study abroad experience should be worry-free.

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Are you covered by the Nova Scotia Provincial Health Care Program? Eligible Students may submit an online form.

International Emergency Health Insurance Plan Opt-Out

International Emergency Health Insurance Plan Opt-Out

Deadline to submit application The application must be summitted during one of the two applicable deadlines: February 15th or October 15th.

International students that obtain provincial health care coverage (MSI) are eligible to opt-out of the International Emergency Health Insurance (EHI) Plan by the applicable deadline.

Important notes:
  • Students who opt-out of EHI will no longer be able to submit claims to this program. It is important for students to contact the Benefits Plan Office should they have outstanding health expenses that occurred prior to obtaining MSI coverage. Opting out may result in those expenses not being covered by either program.
  • It is the student's responsibility to renew their MSI card and submit a new copy of the card to the Benefits Plan Office. Students whose MSI coverage is not renewed or who fail to update the Benefits Plan Office with their new MSI card before the deadline will be re-enrolled in the EHI Plan and charged the applicable fee.
  • NO EXCEPTIONS will be made if the deadline is missed or the renew MSI is not received at time. It is the student's responsibility to pay the plan's mandatory fees, should they miss the applicable opt-out deadline or did not submit the MSI card to the Benefits Plan Office.
  • Once you complete the EHI opt-out form, you will receive an automated email confirmation. Please keep this email for your records as it is your only proof of submitting an opt-out request.
  • Submitting this form does not confirm that you have successfully opted out. Your opt-out is pending until the Benefits Plan Office receives confirmation from the insurer that your coverage has been cancelled.

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Before submitting your online form, please read the Terms and Conditions.

Questions? Please contact your Benefit Plan Office:

International Emergency Health Insurance Plan Opt-Out Form

Student ID
Last name
First name
Your MSI expiry date
Program start date
Please upload your screenshot of your MSI card ( NOTE: In order for us to specify your screenshot, please rename your screenshot with your student ID.)
Please enter your email
Please enter your phone number
I confirm that I am covered by Nova Scotia MSI/have renewed my MSI coverage and want to waive EHI coverage.

NSCC Benefits Plan Office

Phone: 902-491-1624
Toll Free: 1-866-491-1624
Address: Institute of Technology Campus
Room A-282.3, A-Wing, 2nd Floor
(across from Student Services)
5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, NS. B3K 2T3

General Inquiries Line

Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm AST

Phone: 1-877-746-5566 Ext. 7249