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Medical Insurance

Medical Insurance Notice

With the recent changes to MSP premiums, Burnaby international students enrolled on MSP will also be enrolled on guard.mePLUSBC insurance. As there are several services not covered by MSP, we are excited that students can have access to these added benefits.

Download a brochure from Guard.me (PDF format)

For further information on guard.mePLUSBC, including information on any exclusions, please email admin@guard.me. If you have questions about the International Student Program, email international@sd41.bc.ca.

Enrolment in the Burnaby International Student medical insurance program is mandatory, including those eligible for guard.mePLUSBC.  If parents desire to purchase additional insurance for their child, they are welcome to do so; however, this will not exempt their child from enrollment in the Burnaby International Student medical insurance program.

Medical Insurance is Mandatory

Medical insurance is mandatory in British Columbia. Every international student must have this coverage while studying in Burnaby. International students on a Study Permit are entitled to medical and hospital benefits through the government Medical Services Plan (MSP).

Medical & Hospital Benefits

Burnaby School District International students on a Study Permit are entitled to medical and hospital benefits through the government Medical Services Plan (MSP). The Burnaby School District will administer the payment of medical insurance premiums for all students enrolled in the International Student Program.

When Medical Insurance Applies

Medical Insurance will be provided to students starting the Saturday before orientation week and ending the last day of the last month of their school program (unless the student has been withdrawn or withdraws before that date). Students residing in British Columbia before the start of orientation week or after the last month of their school program will be required to arrange for their own medical insurance. The payment for medical insurance is assessed and paid along with the tuition fee.

Students Not On a Study Permit

International students not on a Study Permit will be placed on a private medical insurance plan through Guard.me.

  • Learn more about MSP (British Columbia’s Medical Services Plan)
  • Learn more about Guard.me (Private health insurance)

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.

Academics

Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.

Location

Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.

Facilities

Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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