International students must have private basic medical insurance coverage for any period of time that they will study at BCIT while they are not covered by BC Medical Services Plan (MSP).
- Any students who have recently arrived in BC during their MSP coverage wait period
- Exchange and study abroad students staying for a single term (who are not eligible for MSP)
Guard.me International Insurance
BCIT’s preferred private basic medical insurance provider for international students is Guard.me International Insurance – one of the world’s largest insurance providers in international education.
Students starting a full-time program, ISEP, or on an incoming exchange or study abroad program at BCIT will be charged and enrolled in Guard.me coverage automatically (unless you opt out).
Students in part-time programs may purchase Guard.me medical insurance through the online Guard.me portal for BCIT students.
For more information about enrolling in or opting out of Guard.me insurance coverage, please follow the links below:
Notice regarding Guard.me privacy incident
In June 2021, Guard.me concluded that an unauthorized third-party illegally accessed the Guard.me computer network, and customer information may have subject to unauthorized access.
Click below to expand the full message from BCIT regarding this incident.