Safety and Health

Safety and Health Committee

Health and Communication Policy

Upon arrival on the Providence Campus, students with physical and/or mental health issues that have the potential to impact the classroom, residence halls, or anywhere on campus, are responsible to inform the appropriate staff, faculty, or students in a timely manner. Such individuals could include, but are not limited to, professors, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Student Development, Resident Director, Resident Assistant, students living within the same residence hall, Director of Food Services, etc. Ensuring that these individuals have the information and instruction needed if such a health issue would arise assists Providence in providing reasonable care for each student. The amount of information that a student provides to these individuals is subject to the nature of the health issue and what information is required in order for the institution to ensure that a pro-active care plan is in place should the issue arise. Students who have not recorded their physical/mental health issues in their application must inform Providence University College immediately through the Student Development and/or Admissions departments.

If you are a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada you must register with Manitoba Health. Health coverage will begin on the first day of the third month after your arrival in Manitoba. For example, if you arrive on August 30, August will count as the first month, with September and October as the following two. Therefore in this case, your coverage would begin November 1. When you register, you will need to:

  • Complete a Manitoba Health Registration Form
  • Provide your previous province’s/territory’s health card number
  • Provide proof of Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident Confirmation Card

Until your health coverage begins you should maintain your coverage with your previous health plan or, in the case of international students, you will be signed up for one of the following StudentGuard Plus International Student Insurance Plans once your send a flight plan.

For Unmarried International Students:

Students must sign up for the Providence International Student Insurance Plans provided by Guard.me more Canada at www.guard.me/pc. Please note – you can only do so once you have your study permit and flight itinerary.

For one semester, the cost is $273.75 CAD (or $800 per year) per person.

For Families:

After the first three family members, any additional dependents are free (max cost of $2,400 CAD per year). There is separate registration for dependents.

If you choose NOT to sign up for dependents, please be aware that your children cannot attend schools in Manitoba and that one visit to the hospital emergency room costs $1,000 to $1,500 CAD. We will require you to sign a waiver if you choose not to sign up for dependents.

Students CANNOT attend Providence University or Seminary without having insurance.

Students will not be allowed to attend classes until registered for health care.

The Guard.me plan is also available as additional health coverage for spouses and children of international students who are eligible for MB Health.

Providence aviation students have to purchase specific coverage, which includes an aviation rider.

Post-study coverage, which graduated students can buy online, is the standard guard.me Canada plan at the $1.45/day rate.

Accident insurance is provided for all full-time students while attending or participating at any Providence sponsored activity approved by and/or supervised by the University College or Seminary such as Athletic and other student events. This includes travel to and from such activities.

For Students That Have a Working Spouse:

A family is eligible for MB Health coverage ONLY when the student has a study permit for more than one year, is actively studying full-time, and if their spouse has a work permit and is also actively working full-time. The work permit holder must be registered with MB Health as the main applicant.

Supporting documents required:

  • Valid Study and Work permits (have to be for more than one year
  • Passport
  • Learning institution letter (from International Student Services) confirming the student is enrolled for full-time classes for that academic year
  • Letter from employer for the spouse confirming their full-time employment