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Welcome Plan - Group benefits for new or returning Canadians

Right at home

Essential coverage for new arrivals and returning expats.

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  • Bridges the gap

    Coverage until employees are eligible for provincial healthcare.

  • Essential support

    Helps your workforce live their healthiest, most productive lives.

  • Attract top talent

    Eases the transition for employees joining you from abroad.

What is Welcome Plan?

It provides temporary coverage for expenses normally covered by provincial healthcare. It bridges the gap in care while your employees wait to become eligible, which can take 3 months or longer.  

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What does Welcome Plan cover?

It pays 100 percent of covered expenses, up to $1 million dollars per individual in a lifetime. Some of the healthcare services it covers are: 

  • Visits to the doctor

  • Lab fees

  • Emergency dental services

  • Hospital ward admission

  • Out-of-province and out-of-country coverage

Who is eligible for Welcome Plan?

  • Temporary employees who aren’t eligible for provincial health care

  • Returning Canadians during their waiting period for provincial coverage

  • New residents permanently relocating to Canada

Looking for coverage for international employees based in the US or other countries?

Our other expatriate benefits plans might be the right fit for you.

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