Maintained Status Holders
Effective May 1, 2022, eligible 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, with additional temporary coverage provided if applicable.
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.
To request temporary coverage provide the requested documentation to www.gov.bc.ca/managingyourMSPaccount