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.
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.
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: