Cost of fertility preservation in Canada

The information in this section is based on costs and funding from August 2016. The costs and funding for fertility preservation may have changed since the last update of this decision aid.

The cost of fertility preservation in your province is presented using a range. The costs between fertility centres in each province vary.

Please note: extra costs may be added to your total cost such as registration, out of province and telephone consultations fees. The following costs are an estimate. The total cost will depend on many factors including how much medication you need and the number of in vitro fertilization rounds you complete. Talk with your fertility specialist on the specific costs.

Cost and Funding for Fertility Preservation across Canada

Alberta

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation is not fully covered in Alberta. Fertility preservation is supported by the Generation of Hope Fertility Assistance Fund www.generationsofhope.ca

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Egg Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Medications: $3000 to $8000

Embryo Freezing

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): $6300 per cycle

Embryo freezing and storage: $925 + $240 annual fee

Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing IVF: $6300 per cycle

Egg thawing and fertilized with sperm: $1540

Egg freezing + annual storage: $1240 + $240 annual fee

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

British Columbia

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation is not covered in British Columbia.

You are still eligible to apply to the Canada wide funding. Your private insurance company may also cover part or all of the treatment.

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Egg Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Medications: $2000 to $8000

Cycle Monitoring Fee: $2500

Embryo Freezing

In Vitro Fertilization: $4100 to $6500 per cycle

Frozen Embryo Transfer (cost of thawing the embryo and transferring it back to you or a surrogate): $1250 to $1600

Embryo freezing and storage: $700 to $850 + $250 to $400 annual fee

Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing IVF: $2500 to $6200 per cycle

Egg thawing and fertilized with sperm: $2500 to $4300 per cycle

Sperm Donor: $250 orientation + $600 to $1000 for purchase of sperm

Egg freezing + annual storage: $700 + $200 to $400 annual fee

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

Manitoba

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation is not fully covered in Manitoba. Fertility preservation can be claimed through the Manitoba Tax Credit www.gov.mb.ca

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Egg Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Medications: $ 2500 to $7000

Embryo Freezing

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): $6500 per cycle

Frozen embryo transfer: $1250

Embryo freezing and storage: $850 + $300 annual fee

Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing IVF (includes freezing): $6100 per cycle

Egg thawing and fertilized with sperm: $3750

Egg freezing + annual storage: $300 annual fee

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

New Brunswick

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation is not covered by the New Brunswick Provincial Health Plan. New Brunswick offers support through an Infertility Special Assistance Fund www.snb.ca

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Egg Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Medications: $2500 to $7000

Embryo Freezing

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): $6100 - $6175 per cycle

Frozen embryo transfer: $1300

IVF Mock Transfer: $200

Embryo freezing and storage: $785 + $325 annual fee

Egg Freezing

As of September 2016, Clinique CONCEPTIA does not offer egg freezing to patients. They refer individuals to McGill Reproductive Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The cost ranges are those provided by McGill Reproductive Centre.

Egg Freezing (pre-cancer treatment): $2000 to $3800 (includes one year of storage)

Egg freezing + annual storage: $300 annual fee

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

Newfoundland and Labrador

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation is not covered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan. The Newfoundland Fertility Centre has partnered with the Ottawa Fertility Centre in Ontario to support you if you decide to complete fertility preservation.

You are still eligible to apply to the Canada wide funding. Your private insurance company may also cover part or all of the treatment.

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Egg Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Costs are from the Ottawa Fertility Centre

Medications: $2500 to $7000

Satellite Coordination Fee: $500 per cycle

Embryo Freezing

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): $550 to $7000 per cycle

Frozen embryo transfer: $2000

Embryo freezing and storage: $850 + $500 annual fee

Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing IVF (includes freezing): $6000 to $7000

Egg freezing + annual storage: $850 + $500 annual fee

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

Northwest Territories

Additional Coverage and Funding

There are no fertility centres in the Northwest Territories. You can ask for a referral from your health care provider and travel to the closest province to complete fertility preservation.

Some fertility clinics may charge you an additional non-resident fee of $650 to $1500.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

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More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

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Nova Scotia

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation is not covered by the Nova Scotia Provincial Health Plan.

You are still eligible to apply to the Canada wide funding. Your private insurance company may also cover part or all of the treatment.

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $10,000 to $20,000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Medications: $2500 to $7000

Embryo Freezing

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): $6500 per cycle

Frozen embryo transfer: $1350

Embryo freezing and storage: $900 + $275 annual fee

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

Nunavut

Additional Coverage and Funding

There are no fertility centres in Nunavut. You can ask for a referral from your health care provider and travel to the closest province to complete fertility preservation.

Some fertility clinics may charge you an additional non-resident fee of $650 to $1500.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

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More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

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Ontario

Additional Coverage and Funding

Some fertility preservation is covered in Ontario through the Fertility Program www.health.gov.on.ca. The Fertility Program covers one cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) per lifetime.

The cost of fertility medication and storage is not covered by the Fertility Program.

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $5000 to $6000
  • Egg Freezing - $5000 to $6000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Medications: $5000

Embryo Freezing & Egg Freezing

Freezing + annual storage: $800 + $200 to $300 annual fees

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Additional Coverage and Funding

There are no fertility centres in PEI. You can ask for a referral from your health care provider and travel to the closest province to complete fertility preservation.

Some fertility clinics may charge you an additional non-resident fee of $650 to $1500.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

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More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

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Quebec

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation procedures and drugs are covered in Quebec through the Quebec Program of Assisted Reproduction for cancer patients www.sante.gouv.qc.ca

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

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More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

Saskatchewan

Additional Coverage and Funding

Fertility preservation is not covered in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Health does cover most costs to determine appropriate course of treatment including consultations, some ultrasounds, and fertility testing.

You are still eligible to apply to the Canada wide funding. Your private insurance company may also cover part or all of the treatment.

Ask your fertility specialists if they have reduced fees for medically related fertility preservation.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

  • Embryo Freezing - $8,000 to $15,000
  • Ovarian Suppression - $425 to $500

Cost Breakdown:

Medications: $2000 to $6000

Embryo Freezing

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): $6000 to $7500 per cycle

Frozen embryo transfer: $1000

Embryo freezing and storage: $800 + $265 annual fee

Ovarian Suppression

$425 to $500 per month

More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

Yukon

Additional Coverage and Funding

There are no fertility centres in the Yukon. You can ask for a referral from your health care provider and travel to the closest province to complete fertility preservation.

Some fertility clinics may charge you an additional non-resident fee of $650 to $1500.

Cost Estimates (with no coverage)

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More Information/ Fertility Clinic Links

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