Registration for New Residents of Canada
If you are a new resident of Canada, register for Fair PharmaCare as soon as you receive your BC Services Card.
You may register:
When registering, provide your family net income for the relevant tax year. Be sure to report all income, including income earned outside Canada.
PharmaCare will attempt to verify your family net income for the relevant tax year with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If the Canada Revenue Agency has not received an income tax return from you for that tax year, PharmaCare will send you a letter explaining that they could not verify your income.
When you receive the letter, contact Health Insurance BC at the contact numbers provided in the letter. They will advise you of the documentation you can submit to verify your income.