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Health care coverage information for foreign students from Alberta Health services.
International students can be eligible for AHCIP coverage by fulfilling the following criteria:
For detailed AHCIP eligibility requirements, please refer to the complete guidelines.
It is essential to note that AHCIP does not cover all medical expenses, such as dental care, prescription medication, and physiotherapy. Additional health insurance coverage is necessary for these costs, both for yourself and any accompanying family members. Please consult the comprehensive list of what AHCIP covers.
At present, Alberta Paramount College lacks provisions for on-campus living arrangements or student housing choices. Students seeking accommodation in Calgary while pursuing their studies have various alternatives available, such as home rentals, homestays, hostels, and additional options. To aid you in initiating your search, here are several useful local resources.
Laws for Tenants in Alberta:https://www.landlordandtenant.org/
Housing and Health Standards:https://open.alberta.ca/publications/minimum-housing-and-health-standards
Calgary Legal Council (Dial-A-Law): https://clg.ab.ca/
Calgary boasts a commendable local metro transportation system that efficiently covers the entire city. For students who have been accepted into the Fair Entry Program, there are subsidized rates available. To apply for the Fair Entry Program, please click here.
Detailed information regarding local transportation can be found by clicking here.
Additionally, if you prefer to book an Uber taxi, you can easily do so by downloading the app on your smartphone
In Canada, medical expenses can be costly. All international students at Alberta Paramount College are required to obtain personal health insurance while studying in the country. This entails applying for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) to receive standard coverage and acquiring supplemental private health insurance for services not covered by AHCIP or for students ineligible for AHCIP.
Students who are ineligible for AHCIP coverage must obtain a private insurance plan through an insurance company or agent, either in their home country or upon arrival in Canada. You can find a list of private insurance plans available. In the event that you arrive in Canada without insurance coverage, authorized medical insurance providers can assist you if you apply within five days of arrival.
It is crucial to apply for AHCIP coverage within three months of your moving date:
You need to apply for this insurance for yourself and any accompanying family members. Students under 18 years of age must be added to the AHCIP account of a custodian. Individuals with temporary immigration documents who are uncertain about their eligibility for coverage should contact Alberta Health directly.
Contact Alberta Health for further inquiries:
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Calgary Mental Health Association:
Calgary Counselling Centre:
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse:
For City of Calgary information or to request a service within city limits:
For information about community or social resources available in Calgary. This includes , social, food and mental health support. Free and confidential translation services are available.
For physical or mental health information and advice provided by a registered nurse. The nurse will be able to diagnose your illness but will tell you if you should seek medical treatment or try treatment at home. Translation services are available.
911 is an emergency telephone number used in many countries, including the United States and Canada. It is a three-digit number that you can dial to quickly reach emergency services such as police, fire department, or medical assistance. It is important to use the 911 emergency number only in true emergencies where immediate assistance is required.
The Designated Institutional Representative (DIR) is available to provide support and information regarding various aspects, including:
Alberta Paramount College
Designated Institutional Representative (DIR)
Phone: Off: +1.403.717.0436
At Alberta Paramount College students are entitled to an educational setting that ensures their safety, security, and facilitates a favorable learning environment while safeguarding them against any form of discrimination, harassment, humiliation, or harm. Additionally, their privacy should be protected in accordance with college policies and privacy laws.
If an enrolled student has any complaint, it will be addressed to the College Registrar in writing. International students can send a copy to the designated institution representative at the address mentioned above.
Incase student is not satisfied with the resolution or suggestion by the college registrar student has the right to appeal to the college president. College president will forward this complain to the disciplinary committee which include members of teaching staff, administration, and student representative, they will review all the facts and suggest recommendation to the president.
Registrar Alberta Paramount College
President Alberta Paramount College