Mandatory for all international students
All non-Canadians coming to McGill must obtain all 3 of the documents below to study legally in Quebec (and Canada) if enrolled in a program lasting 6 months or longer.
Programs shorter than six months (e.g. 1-term exchanges) do not need a CAQ and Study Permit.
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.
Students who graduate and obtain an open 3-year postgraduate work permit are now eligible for Quebec Medicare. For more information, please contact the Quebec Medicare office:
425, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest
3e étage, bureau 300
Montréal (Québec) H3A 3G5
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:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: French students who are enrolled in a program of study that leads to a degree and have a RAMQ card valid for more than one year.
McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependants to participate in the compulsory health insurance plan, which is administered by International Student Services. The cost of the International Health Insurance for the Summer 2015 term is $283. The coverage runs from May 1 to August 31, 2015.