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Speaking of studying abroad, parents are most concerned about the children’s safety. There are some things about safety and health. Students have to prepare in advance, both considering life and safety. Let’s explain to you about the three points you must know about studying in Canada.

Health insurance

It is mandatory for International students to buy health insurance. Take the Universities in Ontario as an example, most of them are using UHIP health insurance. The International Department will give you a detailed explanation on the insurance issues when registration, and also guide students to register their own personal information on the corresponding insurance website. After that, students can print your own insurance card.

We suggested that students should carry insurance card. Whether it is to the clinic or to the hospital, students have to provide their own insurance information, in order to avoid medical expenses. Of course, if there is no band or the clinic / hospital does not accept it, you can also pay first, then apply for reimbursement on the insurance company website. Students had better to take a good look at their own insurance policies, do not hesitate to ask International Students Department for help.

UHIP insurance card is like this:


2. Alarm call

The 911 is an emergency call of Canada. You can call this number when you have a major criminal incident or casualty. The police will give you a warning according to your situation and arrange a fire truck or an ambulance. Instead of calling 911, it is advisable to call the local police number for non-emergency situations. Toronto non-emergency call is 4168082222, Vancouver is 6047173321, Montreal is 5142802222, Winnipeg is 2049866222, Saskatoon is 3069758300, students can google search for their city name + non-emergency police number, you can Search for the corresponding alarm call.

Driving safety

Canada can test a driver's license when he / she is 16 years of age. Students can sit a Canadian driver's license after they are familiar with the environment. Stop Sign in the suspension of trading in Canada must stop, while driving to courtesy of pedestrians. If driving violates certain traffic rules and is pulled over by a police car, be sure to stop by in time and keep your hands on the steering wheel, waiting for the police to come forward to ask. Do not get off yourself or make a dig out of things, when the police mistakenly believe that you carry a weapon, they have the right to open fire on you.

In recent years, more and more students go abroad for study, and from time to time they also hear about some unfortunate cases that overseas students have encountered. While advised by overseas students in Canada, they should make their own safety top priority while endeavoring to learn actively in local culture. Far in the country's parents worry.