Why is Health Insurance Important for Students in Canada?

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Why is Health Insurance Important for Students in Canada?

Health is an important topic on everyone’s minds these days. The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic changed the world in the blink of an eye.


As we learn to navigate this new life, we must work together to flatten the curve by taking care of our own health and the wellbeing of others.

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Right now, July 2020, Cornerstone is in phase 1 of our safe re-opening. Selected students are coming to class. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.


Soon, Cornerstone will enter phase 2; a rotation schedule between in-class and virtual lessons. Of course, masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

And finally, phase 3; where we will be open again to all students for in-person classes. We are so excited for phase 3, but we know it will take time and we will not rush.


Because your success is our priority, but so is your health and the health of our hardworking staff.


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Cornerstone Provides Health Care Support for New Students!

To further help you with your educational and career goals, Cornerstone is offering health care support to its new international students.


We will cover medical expenses, so you can enjoy a worry-free Canadian experience.

Why is Health Insurance Important?

In British Columbia, international students who are studying on a valid study permit for 6 months or more must apply for the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP).


MSP covers emergency health care. It costs $75 CAD per month for all international students.


You can find out all about applying for MSP coverage here.


msp card


There are also many private health insurance companies in British Columbia. They offer monthly plans to cover emergency and non-emergency healthcare to both residents and international students in Canada.


Here is you can find some health insurance companies for international students in Canada just below!



The average cost of health insurance per month in British Columbia is $70CAD or more. This healthcare support can give you access to denial, optical, and other non-emergency medical support such as PharmaCare, physiotherapy, and more.


Without a Medical Services Plan or private health insurance, a simple visit to the doctor could cost you up to $200CAD and a broken bone could cost you much more than that!


Furthermore, a private trip to the dentist could cost up to $400, and a typical physiotherapy appointment costs between $85-150!


Health insurance can help you to save a lot of money in case something happens to you. So, that is why having health insurance is super important for international students and for anyone in Canada.


insurance coverage for international student in canada


So, we have you covered! Cornerstone will pay up to $500CAD in health care support for new students joining any of our 6 work and study diplomas.

Cornerstone is supporting new students with health insurance, so you can focus on your studies, getting a job in Canada, and enjoying everything that beautiful British Columbia has to offer!

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    • Cornerstone

      We are glad that the article was helpful for you! Having health insurance in Canada is very important!

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