Information for International Students

Information for International Students

Information for International Students

Goh Ballet Academy is on the list of approved Designated Learning Institutions (DLI). As of October 20, 2020, Federal travel restrictions allow International students with a valid student visa to enter Canada to attend training at their DLI if it is on the list of approved DLIs.

All International Students must review the following information prior to travelling to Canada:

Goh Ballet’s Communicable Disease Plan
Travelling to Canada

Medical Insurance

Basic medical insurance coverage is mandatory for all international students throughout the duration of their studies at Goh Ballet.

Most international students will need to apply for British Columbia’s Medical Services Plan (MSP) once they arrive in BC but will also need to have temporary basic private medical coverage during their MSP coverage waiting period.

It is very important that international students understand:
• That BC MSP coverage is required by law for residents of BC who stay for over six months, including international students
• That new arrivals to BC must apply for BC MSP as soon as they arrive in BC with a resident status
• When private basic medical insurance coverage would be necessary, such as during you MSP waiting period
• If you will be automatically enrolled in or not (depending on the program type)
• What the difference is between basic and extended medical insurance coverage

Please follow the links below for more information:

Types of Medical Insurance in Canada
Get a general understanding of how medical insurance works in Canada and what types of coverage are available.

British Columbia’s Medical Services Plan (MSP)
Learn more about BC’s provincial health care system including how the coverage waiting period works and how to apply online.

Private Medical Insurance (
Find out more about International Insurance, and why private medical insurance may be necessary for you.

Training at Goh Ballet

Learn more about training at Goh Ballet as an International Student, how to apply, and our admissions process.