On April 1, 2024, the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NIHB) of Indigenous Services Canada increased meal rates for eligible clients on travel status. Please use these new rates for all travel dates on or after April 1, 2024:


Accommodations located south of 60

(outside Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)

  All rates are inclusive of taxes
  Breakfast Lunch Dinner Combined Daily Rate
Regular Rate (ages 4

to adult)

$17.50 $17.50 $35.00 A maximum daily total of

$70.00 per day

Infant/Toddler Rate

(ages 0-3, inclusive)

$8.75 $8.75 $17.50 A maximum daily total of

$35.00 per day


Please continue to provide reporting of medical transportation trip details in accordance with the reporting requirements specified in your contribution agreement as well as the ISC Reporting Guide (including the number of meals supported and expenditures for meals). Please notify the regional office if eligible expenditures are trending towards a deficit as per the first interim activity and financial reports.

Beneficiary Notice – NIHB Meal Rates