Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP)

Your MCP Card is mainly used for getting medical treatment. It is also used to get a Driver’s License and other services. In Chapter 10, Health Care, the benefits of MCP are explained. This section deals with actually getting the card.

Whether you do it on your own or with help from the ANC, you must complete an Application Form. You can get the form at a hospital, at your doctor’s office, at the MCP office or by downloading it from the MCP Website at

Either send the form or deliver it yourself with the documentation listed below.


Canadian Citizens must present documents that confirm their citizenship status.

This can consist of:

  • A Social Insurance Card or document containing your Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • A Canadian passport
  • A Canadian Birth Certificate
  • An official Federal Government Identity Card or Federal Government document containing the SIN and name

Landed Immigrants must present a Record of Landing Documents from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Canadian Citizens and Landed Immigrants may be required to provide additional information, including:

  • Previous province or territory’s health care number or card
  • Proof that Canadian citizenship/landed status has not been lost if returning to Canada after a lengthy stay abroad

Foreign Workers must present an Employment Authorization (Work Visa).

The Employment Authorization must be:

  • Issued before coming to Canada
  • For a named Newfoundland and Labrador employer
  • For a specific job within the province
  • Valid for at least 12 months, except for foreign health care workers

All foreign applicants should be prepared to present a valid foreign passport for identification purposes.

Foreign/International Students must present a copy of a student permit issued by IRCC.

The permit must be:

  • Issued before coming to Canada
  • Issued for an educational institution located in Newfoundland and Labrador for a period of at least 12 months

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