|When to apply||Immediately after arriving in British Columbia|
|Cost||The application is free|
|Processing time||1-2 months; coverage begins after a waiting period (the remainder of the month of arrival plus 2 full calendar months)|
International students: Copy of valid study permit OR work permit (eg. Post graduation or spouse/partner work permit)
Family members: Copy of visitor record or spouse/partner work permit
Additional documents may be needed
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