ISS Fall Drop-In Hours
(Sept. 3 to April 30)
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.
Montreal summers are humid and range from warm to hot with an average Temperature of 22-30 °C.
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.
IHI Rates for the 2013-2014 academic year
- Single IHI plan: $951
- Dependent IHI plan: $2,916
- Family IHI plan: $5,547
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 2014 term is $317. The coverage runs from May 1 to August 31, 2013.
Keeping you healthy
McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependents to participate in the compulsory McGill International Health Insurance Plan 2013-2014 which is administered by International Student Services.
For international students who are unfamiliar with Montreal or the North American lifestyle, moving to McGill can be a daunting experience. That's why we offer the Buddy program, which pairs new international students with current students who provide the friendly face, helping hand, and first Montreal friendship that can make a world of difference for new arrivals. Buddies can also offer linguistic support, cultural guidance and information about life at McGill.