Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is the insurance provider for basic automobile insurance in British Columbia. The program is called Autoplan.

When you move to B.C. you have to register, license and insure any personal use vehicle you bring to B.C. within 30 days of arrival. There is no waiting period for commercial vehicles - they must be registered, licensed and insured immediately.

You can do this with an out of province license but must replace your license with a B.C. driver's license within 90 days.

ICBC is reducing its basic insurance rates by 2.4% beginning November 1, 2010. This follows a decision from the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), which is responsible for regulating basic insurance rates in the province. This is the first decrease in 10 years and is due to a drop in the car crashes in B.C.

Check out the website shown below for contact information. An Autoplus broker will be able to answer your specific questions.