NBCC International Student Guard.me Opt Out

Note: Opt Outs for the Winter 2023 intake will be accepted between December 5, 2022 through January 13, 2023.  Opt outs will only be available for those students starting their program in the Winter 2023 term. 


The Guard.me Plan coverage policy has changed effective August 1, 2022. All active students who have previously opted-out of the plan will be required to hold the Guard.me Canada Plan starting in Fall 2022 unless they can meet the opt out requirements below.

For more information on the Guard.me Canada plan, the coverage options and enrollment, please visit https://www.guard.me/nbcc or watch the pre-arrival webinar session held for the Fall 2022 intake.

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 December 31, 2023, OR
  • I have a valid Guard.Me Excursion Plan that is going to expire on December 31, 2022 AND did not opt out in Fall 2022.

If your New Brunswick Medicare coverage expires before the last day of study for your current 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.

Questions about Guard.me Canada coverage?  Please email international@nbcc.ca.