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Social Insurance Number (SIN)

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada. Detailed information about obtaining a Social Insurance Number can be found on the Service Canada website. For a quick overview, view the Social Insurance Number Factsheet.

Be a buddy

If you're a current McGill student and would like to be a Buddy to a new international student, please fill out the form below. Be sure to click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to finalize your request. For further information, contact ISS.

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Exemptions

By Senate Regulation, ALL international students (full-time, part-time, exchange, special and visiting) and their accompanying dependent(s) are required to participate in the University's compulsory sickness and accident plan. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. The list of exemption categories can be found under Eligibility for Exemption. Please note that, students covered by private health insurance are not exempt from the McGill plan.