Health Insurance

All students are required to have medical insurance to study in Canada and at New York Tech Vancouver. Without the proper coverage, medical costs can be very expensive.

International Student Health Insurance

All international students are automatically enrolled in temporary health insurance with Guard.Me. You will have health insurance coverage for the first four months of your term. Other temporary health insurance coverage cannot be substituted for this health insurance plan.

You will receive your coverage card at New Student Orientation, but have access to this health insurance before New Student Orientation. Depending on when you start your studies, your coverage will be as follows:

  • Fall Term: August 30 to December 29, 2023
  • Spring Term: January 17 to May 17, 2024
  • Summer Term: May 16 to September 13, 2024

If you have been living in British Columbia and are already enrolled in the Medical Services Plan, you can opt out of the temporary health insurance.

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B.C. Medical Services Plan

The B.C. Medical Services Plan (MSP) is a healthcare plan administered by the government. It is mandatory for you to enroll in MSP.

If you are new to Canada, apply for MSP as soon as you arrive. Your coverage may start three months after your arrival date in British Columbia.

It is easiest to apply online for MSP. To apply, you will have to answer some questions and upload a copy of your study permit.


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