Once students have received an acceptance letter and paid their Commitment Fee, they should begin arranging their housing and living arrangements for the duration of their JIBC program.



JIBC currently does not offer on-campus housing. Students need to make their own housing arrangements. 


Health insurance

All international students will be enrolled in a mandatory Temporary Medical Insurance Plan upon registration.  Students who plan to stay in British Columbia for more than six months are required to enroll in the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (BCMSP).

Additional considerations


  1. Transportation options

  2. Banking requirements

  3. Canadian tax filing requirements
    International students are required to determine their income tax status for the time they are living in Canada. Visit Canada Revenue Agency for international students for details.


Have questions? Talk to an International Student Advisor

Contact the Office of International Affairs
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