All international students are required by law to have medical insurance while studying in British Columbia. Medical services and visits to clinics and hospitals are very expensive. Without medical coverage you would need to pay for these expenses yourself.
For the first three months of study, you will have temporary emergency medical coverage provided by Guard.me. This insurance is mandatory and automatic. Please visit Guard.me for more information. Information on Guard.me will also be provided during mandatory orientation.
After three months, students are required to enroll in the Government of BC Medical Insurance Plan (MSP). Assistance in completing the enrollment form will be provided during mandatory orientation.
If you are a full-time student (with the exception of ESL) who started in the September semester you have an Extended Health and Dental plan through the Student Union. For more information about your plan, visit the Student Union office or website.
Your safety on and off campus is important to us. For detailed safety information, please visit Security and First Aid.
Please be aware of scams targeting international students and their families. Quick tips for staying safe:
If you think you have been a target of a scam, please reach out to a member of the CNC staff or the RCMP.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501
College of New Caledonia International Education
Driver and pedestrian laws are different in Canada then other countries, as well as differ between Canadian provinces. Students should familiarise themselves with laws in British Columbia and how to stay safe both behind the wheel and as a pedestrian. Learn more about road safety in British Columbia here.
CNC cares about you and your safety. View CNC’s road safety videos:
The police in Canada keep people safe and enforce the law. They are there to help you and others. If you need to call the police in an emergency, dial 911. If your matter is not urgent you can contact the Prince George police department at 250-561-3300 or visit the station at 455 Victoria Street.
Tel: +1 250-561-5857
Designated Learning Institution Number: O19360977332