Renewing Your Work Permit
If you are in British Columbia under a Work Permit and enrolled in the Medical Services Plan, your medical coverage will end when your Work Permit expires. If you are applying for a new Work Permit and planning to stay in B.C., it is important that you apply for your new Work Permit as soon as possible to avoid a lapse in medical coverage and serve another wait period.
Individuals who have been advised by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that they have ‘implied status’ and are waiting to receive their renewed permit should contact HIBC once they receive their new documentation. Once received, continuous coverage may be provided if eligible and requested.