Healthcare is publicly funded by both the federal and provincial government. Public health insurance in B.C. is called the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and is available to eligible residents. MSP covers the cost of medically-necessary doctor services. You must fall under one of the following categories to enrol:
Lives in British Columbia and is physically present in the province for at least 6 months of the calendar year.
Dependents include spouses, children and dependent post-secondary students of eligible residents.
First Nations Resident
Enrolment and administration of MSP is done through the First Nations Health Authority.
Individuals who hold a study and/or work permit. Permits must be valid for a minimum of 6 months.
For more information, visit gov.bc.ca.