NBCC International Student Guard.me Opt Out


Note: Guard.me opt-outs for the Winter 2024 intake are now closed.  

Late opt-outs or opt-outs submitted by email will NOT be accepted.

All Winter 2024 policies will be effective January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024, and will be issued by Guard.Me directly during the week of January 22, 2024.

The next opt-out period for students with a Spring intake anniversary will be April 8 to May 3, 2024.

International Student Guard.me

All active international students are required to hold the Guard.me Canada Plan from the first day of their Academic Term unless they can meet the opt-out requirements below.

If you can answer YES to one of the following questions, you can submit an opt-out request via the form below.

  • I have valid New Brunswick Medicare coverage through the end of my academic studies in this year, OR
  • I have changed my program and have a valid Guard.me Plan issued by NBCC from the Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 intakes. 

If your New Brunswick Medicare coverage expires before the last day of your studies for this academic year, an opt-out is NOT available, and it is your responsibility to ensure you reapply for New Brunswick Medicare in advance of its expiry.  Applications for Medicare renewal are not accepted for the purposes of opting out.  

For more information on the Guard.me Canada Plan, and the Guard.me Excursion Plan visit https://www.guard.me/nbcc or watch the pre-arrival webinar session.


Frequently Asked Questions


Opt-Out Form

Note: The next opt-out period for students with a Spring intake anniversary will be April 8 to May 3, 2024.