All residents of British Columbia are required to have valid medical insurance coverage in case of accident or illness. BC Medical Services Plan, or BC MSP, is the provincial healthcare provider for residents in British Columbia.
If you are a domestic student or an international student and already enrolled with BC MSP, you will need to send a copy of your BC CareCard or BC Services card to your Enrolment Advisor (EA) or to the Registrar’s Office.
To find the contact information of your EA, check the Application status page of your MyAC student portal.
Alternatively, you can email the copy of your medical insurance to the Office of the Registrar.
If you are not yet enrolled with BC MSP, or you require assistance with replacing a lost card or renewing expired coverage, contact the Office of the Registrar (Admissions unit). We can assist you to apply online.
Accidents and unexpected illness can occur at any time, and having insurance coverage is the best way to protect yourself and your family. International students should obtain medical insurance before travelling to Canada.
For newcomers to BC there is a 90-day waiting period to begin MSP coverage (i.e. MSP coverage becomes effective 90 days after arrival in BC), therefore it is advisable to purchase temporary private medical insurance for the interim, in case of emergency.
Alexander College is not liable for medical, dental, or any other health-related expenses incurred by students.
Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.