What you need
BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) unless you are a one-term exchange student or you plan on staying in BC for less than six months.
What it will cover
- Doctor visits
- Hospital visits
As long as you remain enrolled and eligible for MSP.
Your MSP coverage expires when your primary immigration document expires, such as your study permit or post-graduation work permit. You are responsible for notifying Health Insurance BC about the extension of your stay in Canada before the expiry date on your BC Services Card in order to continue being covered by the MSP plan.
Effective January 1, 2016:
MSP Monthly Rates:
- $75.00 for an individual, or
- $150.00 for a family of two or more.
You pay directly to MSP. Some employers may pay some or all of your MSP fees. Check with your employer for more information.
Fees are subject to change.
How to enrol
You must apply for MSP for yourself and any family members who come with you as soon as you arrive in British Columbia
Processing your MSP application can take several months.
Once processed, you will receive an invoice from MSP with your BC Services Card/CareCard to pay and be covered.
MSP information for international students