COVID-19 Updates and FAQs

Medical Insurance

International students are required to have valid medical insurance while living in Canada.

FIC will provide sixteen (16) months of coverage. The medical insurance does not cover dentist visits so it is a good idea to do your dental work in your home country. Your Health Insurance does not cover your travel to or from Canada, so you should arrange your own travel insurance.

Your coverage will begin on the dates corresponding with the semester you are coming to FIC and you will be emailed the medical insurance card after you arrive in Canada.

If you arrive prior to the coverage start date, you will need to arrange additional coverage to cover the period prior to the start of the FIC health plan.

On expiry of the coverage provided by FIC, students have an option to apply for the medical plan offered by the Province of British Columbia (Carecard) or extend the private insurance directly with

For a copy of the benefit summary, please click here

For a sample of the policy, please click here. Please make sure you contact for the most updated version of their policies.

For further details regarding medical insurance, please visit:

Term Starting at FIC Coverage Begins
Fall 2019 August 26, 2019
Spring 2020 December 31, 2019
Summer 2020 May 4, 2020