Health, Safety & Wellbeing
The information on this page is about health and wellness specific to international students. Find more health and wellness services including counselling, health and dental support, and other resources on the main health and wellness page.
Health & Wellness Resources
All international students are required by law to have medical insurance while studying in BC.
Your First Three Months in Canada
Your first three months are covered by MyCanadaPlan by Gallivan Health and Wellness. This plan provides emergency medical coverage for the first 3 months of study at CNC. This insurance is mandatory and your enrollment is automatic.
After the First Three Months
After three months, students are required to enroll in the Government of BC Medical Insurance Plan (MSP). Students are responsible for enrolling themselves and family members in the MSP Plan.
We recommend that you apply to MSP as soon as you arrive in Canada to allow for processing time.
Apply for MSP
Extended Health and Dental
Full-time students (except for ESL) who started in the September semester 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.
Get settled in via campus housing, make friends, attend events, network and socialize, exercise, savor our cafeteria meals, and enjoy perks of the amazing CNC Campus Life experience.
Student Life Resources
Student Wellness & Safety
Winter can be a hazard if you do not take precautions due to colder weather. Every year, more than 100 people die in Canada due to winter storms and excessive cold.
Get important information about your health care coverage. Understand your rights working and living as an international student in Canada.
For International Students: Discover the 9 Dimensions of Wellness and how CNC can support your health and well-being to promote college success. Learn important information about your Health Care coverage as an international student.
We asked the Prince George Health and Wellness Centre to introduce themselves to students, explain what they do and how to access services.
We asked CNC's Wellness Coaches to introduce themselves to students, explain what they do and how to access services.
Our number one priority is to make sure that you and other members of the CNC Community stay safe and healthy throughout the semester. Here are six quick tips to help to keep yourself and your fellow students safe.
As a student, sometimes it feels impossible to balance your health and well-being with everything else you have going on while you’re in school. We’ve got some simple tips that you can incorporate throughout your week to help level up your health!
With the shift to a virtual environment for school, work, meetings, and even get togethers with loved ones, the amount of time that we’re all staring at a screen has increased dramatically. Because of this, some people have started to experience screen fatigue, which can be experienced as eye strain, exhaustion, and even anxiety about appearing on camera during virtual meetings.
Time management is important as a student, but can be especially challenging with the transition to online courses in response to COVID-19. Some online courses can lack the structure of face to face classes that we’re used to. Below are some tips to help you to structure your study time to get the most out of your semester!