If you reside in BC for a minimum of 6 months per calendar year, you need to apply for a British Columbia Medical Services Plan (for the sake of saving space and time I’ll refer to it as BC MSP). BC MSP is a health coverage plan for the permanent residents; which means that the visitors and tourists are not eligible. You can obtain the coverage through your employer, or get a self-administered plan. Under the Medicare Protection Act, enrolment with MSP is mandatory for all eligible residents and their dependents.
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