Increased processing time for study permit extensions
If your study permit extension has not been approved before the expiration date of your current study permit, please be aware of the following consideration regarding AHCIP.
Important consideration regarding Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP):
AHCIP coverage does not continue with maintained status—formerly known as implied status.
Students need an approved study permit extension for their AHCIP coverage to continue. In the meantime, their AHCIP coverage will be cancelled.
However, if a student is under-maintained status and remains in Alberta while waiting for a decision from the IRCC they may be eligible for a one-time-only temporary extension of AHCIP coverage.