If you are a resident of Canada you don’t have to pay to see a doctor or for hospital treatment. The Government of British Columbia has a health insurance plan called the Medical Services Plan (MSP). It is only for British Columbia residents who are Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or government-assisted refugees. Post-secondary international students with study permits and people with work permits for six months or longer can also get MSP.
It is important you apply for a MSP health insurance card from the provincial government as soon as possible after you arrive. Every member of your family will need their own health insurance card.
Your health insurance card will give you free:
But you may have to pay for:
There is a Settlement Worker available to answer any questions you have:
Whistler Welcome Centre: tel. 604.698.5960 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pemberton Welcome Centre: tel. 604.967.1664 email: email@example.com