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Immigration documents

Mandatory for ALL international students 

All non-Canadians coming to McGill must obtain the documents below to study legally in Quebec (and Canada) if enrolled in a program lasting 6 months or longer. 


Montreal summers are humid and range from warm to hot with an average Temperature of 22-30 °C. Spring and fall can be mild, but pone to drastic temperature changes. Late season heat waves and even snow storms in November and April are possible. Winter in Montreal usually brings cold, snowy, windy, and, at times, icy weather.

Renewing immigration documents

Once you arrive in Canada, keep copies of all important documents (e.g. Passport, Study Permit, CAQ, Health Insurance Card, etc.) in a safe place, and take note of your documents' expiry dates.

International Health Insurance Forms

Please find below the International Health Insurance (IHI) Handbook:

Newly Graduated Students

Congratulations on graduation!

Students who graduate in both the Fall and Winter terms, and have confirmed their coverage for the entire year, are covered by the IHI plan until the end of the academic year -  August, 31. 

1. Blue Cross handbook - Group no. 95258

IHI Rates for the 2016-2017 academic year

  • Single IHI plan: $993
  • Dependent IHI plan: $3,048
  • Family IHI plan: $5,793

    New added benefits for 2016-2017 Blue Cross contract:

Quick Pay

Quick Pay (Paiement Express) is a convenient service that reimburses you for the medical expenses you incur. You do not need to complete a claim form.                                                        

Here's how it works: