Friends and family visiting Canada? Get a quote for Visitors to Canada insurance and you could win a $5,000 travel voucher

Complete a Visitors to Canada Travel Insurance Quote at For Your Chance to Win A $5,000 Travel Voucher courtesy of Kanetix and GMS.

TORONTO, July 07, 2015 /CNW/ - If travel trends continue to rise, over five million people will visit Canada between July and August this yeari. If you're hosting family or friends this summer, purchasing Visitors to Canada travel insurance will not only ensure your loved ones are protected while they're here, but it could also land you a $5,000 travel voucher.

Imagine what you could do with $5,000. You could visit the east coast, where Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador comprise the most rapidly growing destination for American travellers to Canadaii. You could explore the renowned wine counties of Ontario and British Columbia, sink into nature's hot springs in Alberta, or catch unmatched views of the Northern Lights in Yellowknife. With $5,000, what you do with it is up to you. has partnered with GMS (Group Medical Services), a prominent Canadian travel insurer, to give one lucky winner the opportunity to explore some of the wonders this country has to offer.

What Is Visitors To Canada Insurance?

Visitors to Canada insurance protects visitors in the event of a medical emergency incurred while they're staying in Canada. It is available as an individual, couple or family policy, and is effective for trips lasting up to 365 days. It is ideal for visitors who plan to stay here for up to a year, for those who have moved to Canada and are awaiting coverage under a provincial health insurance plan, as well as those working in Canada on a temporary basis.

How To Enter

Simply complete a Visitors to Canada travel insurance quote at and eligible Canadians will be automatically entered into a draw to win a $5,000 travel voucher.

With many companies offering Visitors to Canada travel insurance, wants to remind Canadians to compare rates and policies before they buy.

"Just as a Canadian would compare travel insurance quotes before they purchase a policy, comparing Visitors to Canada travel insurance quotes is equally as important," says Chris Krug, Account Manager, Travel Insurance at "Completing a quote only takes a couple minutes, while purchasing a policy ensures your loved ones are protected. This means you don't need to worry. All you have to do is enjoy your guests' company."

Protecting your loved ones could give you the opportunity to go somewhere you've never been before, or visit a destination that means something to you.

"The winner of this contest will have the chance to explore our beautiful country," says John Salmond, VP Sales and Marketing for GMS. "It's our way of encouraging Canadians to take the time to ensure their loved ones are covered. Having adequate Visitors to Canada travel insurance coverage protects people from the potential financial hit that often comes with medical emergencies incurred outside of one's home country." 

"With multiple plan types, coverage and deductible amounts, GMS likely has a plan that fits," Salmond says.

To enter the contest, entrants must go to and complete an online Visitors to Canada travel insurance quote. All customers completing a quote between July 6, 2015 and August 31, 2015 will be entered to wine (one entry per email). You must be a Canadian resident to qualify, excluding residents of Quebec and New Brunswick. The winner will be selected on September 10, 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

About Group Medical Services (GMS)

GMS provides Canadians with quality, affordable health and travel insurance, and exceptional customer service. Established in Regina, Saskatchewan more than 65 years ago, GMS is a non-profit insurance company whose goal is to be the health and travel insurer of choice in the communities it serves. In 2003, GMS formed a wholly-owned subsidiary GMS Insurance Inc. to extend the quality products and exceptional customer service enjoyed by the people of Saskatchewan to customers in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

For more information visit or contact:

Matt Best
Tel: 306.790.5773


Launched in October 1999, was Canada's first online insurance marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for insurance, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.

The comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of KANETIX connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

Through its Software as a Service team, KANETIX is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada's largest insurance brands.


SOURCE Kanetix Ltd.

For further information: visit or contact: Nick Hajicosti, 416.933.3423,, Kanetix Ltd.

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