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.
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before orientation week and ending the last day of the last month of their school program (unless the student has been withdrawn or withdraws before that date).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.