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Study permit application: significant delays expected / Demandes de permis d'études : anticipation de retards importants

The following message is being sent to all new and continuing international students by Enrolment Services:

Hello,

Citizenship and Immigration Canada advises that it is experiencing a labour dispute and that anyone applying for a study permit should anticipate delays and submit their application as far in advance as possible.

Published: 25Jun2013

Study Permit, Work Permit & Visa Delays

Canada's Immigration Officers on Strike

The following update was posted on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website:

Notice – Strike Action


June 11, 2013
— The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) union is currently taking strike action. PAFSO union members responsible for processing visa applications have been walking out of offices in Canada and overseas.

Published: 12Jun2013

Drop-in hours

If you were unble to find the answers to your questions on the ISS, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), or Immigration Quebec websites, or if you have a particularly complex problem, you are welcome to meet with one of our International Student Advisors.

Immigration documents

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.


Climate

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.

Newly graduated students

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:

Régie de l'assurance-maladie du Québec

425, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest
3e étage, bureau 300
Montréal (Québec) H3A 3G5

(514) 864-3411

1. Blue Cross handbook - Group no. 95258

IHI Rates for the 2014-2015 academic year

  • Single IHI plan: $849
  • Dependent IHI plan: $2,604
  • Family IHI plan: $4,953
 

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:

Exemptions

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.

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