International students to receive access to medicare in NB

October 11, 2017

The New Brunswick government has announced that it will extend medicare coverage to international students studying in the province. The New Brunswick departments of health and education announced last Friday that any international student who has a valid study permit and proof of full-time study at a provincial university or college is eligible. Medicare will also cover the dependents of international students while they are studying in the province. Robert Burroughs, executive director of the New Brunswick Student Alliance, said that he is pleased with the government's decision, noting that it will help the province attract and retain students from other countries. CBC