In British Columbia, there are generally two types of insurance:
MSP covers most basic medical problems which occur in BC, such as visits to doctors, hospital stays and diagnostic medical testing.
For more information about health and medical insurance, please visit the Acsenda website.
All students covered by MSP are issued a Care Card. International students will have to pay a healthcare coverage fee of $75 every month in order to maintain their MSP coverage.
Extended health insurance generally covers vision care, prescription drugs and dental care. Extended health insurance can be purchased at an additional cost to supplement your MSP. For more information, contact Student Services. Other health benefits available to students include:
There are numerous mental health and substance use-related services and resources available in
Vancouver. Below is a short list of these resources:
All these support programs are designed for youth and adults to obtain help with anxiety, depression, stress, low mood, or worry. If you want more information please go to the respective pages.
For the first 3 months, students must have temporary sickness and accident insurance. Acsenda has established a special Health Insurance Plan from Guard.me Insurance.
To apply, go to the Guard.me website. Read the policy carefully so you know which services are covered. If you are applying for Guard.me Insurance Health Insurance Plan from your home country, and you do not have an address in BC yet, you can use the Acsenda campus address.
New immigrants, refugees and internationally adopted children may lack immunizations and immunization records.
Persons newly arrived in Canada lacking adequate documentation of immunization should be considered unimmunized and started on an immunization schedule appropriate for their age and risk factors unless known to be immune by serologic testing. In addition to the routine immunization schedule, certain vaccines that may be recommended include:
– Hepatitis A vaccine
– Hepatitis B vaccine
– Rubella-containing vaccine
– Varicella-containing vaccine
– Inactivated polio-containing vaccine (IPV)
– Pertussis-containing vaccine
– COVID-19 vaccine
For more information about any of the vaccines or where to get the, please go to the Canadian government website.
After you receive your letter of acceptance from Acsenda School of Management, you should begin the process of applying for your Study Permit. We recommend that you begin this application early because the processing time can vary.