Healthcare in NL

MCP - Provincial healthcare

MCP is the healthcare coverage provided by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador  at no charge to you, but you must apply to receive it and be eligible for it.

International students who received a study permit by Citizenship and Immigration Canada before entering the country and are attending a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Newfoundland and Labrador for a period of at least 12 months might be eligible for this coverage. Dependents of the student will also be covered under MCP, provided they are living in the province and have relevant documentation to support their application.

MCP covers:
  1. Doctor’s visits
  2. Surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  3. Pre- and post-operative care
  4. Maternal care
  5. Radiology services
  6. Certain in-hospital dental surgeries
Other costs aren't covered and additional coverage is recommended.


Some educational institutions automatically enrol international students into an insurance, however this varies from institution to institution. Therefore you should check with your school about the details of your coverage.