Do I have MSP if I’m on implied status? (BC)


Did you know? Individuals residing in BC with maintained status while waiting for a subsequent work or study permit may be eligible for an initial six months of temporary coverage:

Temporary coverage will be provided to maintained status holders who:

  • Remain in BC on maintained status while waiting for a subsequent work or study permit;
  • Were previously enrolled with MSP;
  • Individuals must demonstrate they hold maintained status by providing Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) receipts showing they applied for their new permit before the expiration of their original permit (or documentation from IRCC if a receipt is not available); and,
  • If the temporary coverage is requested four weeks or longer after the expiration of their original permit, the individual will also need to provide documentation from IRCC demonstrating their application is still active. This may be from the IRCC website or documentation from IRCC.

Call Health Insurance BC:

Lower Mainland: 604 683-7151
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 663-7100

Disclaimer: The information from the newsletter is directly derived from IRCC. The material and information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. Although best efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of all information. As information may change without notice, always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.