Before purchasing a cell phone, check out the McGill Classifieds, as students are often looking to sell their old cell phones or transfer their contracts. This can help you both find an inexpensive phone and avoid costly activation charges.
Once you arrive in Montreal, you may want to set up a local bank account near either the Downtown or Macdonald campus, to facilitate the handling of your expenses and other financial affairs. Most banks offer student accounts, but make sure to do your research. Take the time to ask bank representatives any questions or concerns you may have regarding service fees, transaction quotas, free services (i.e.
Find an apartment, a bank, and more
Moving to a new city involves more than just hunting down a place to live — you may need to find a bank, a daycare service or even your neighbourhood post office.
McGill offers a wide array of services to make you technologically savvy. The following bullets list some of the IT services available to you, complete with links to further information on McGill's IT websites.
Everything you need to succeed
McGill’s campus and its surroundings will soon become very familiar to you, but until then you may want to use our guide to the services you'll need almost immediately upon your arrival.