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Update for students experiencing Study Permit delays

Students experiencing study permit delays can start at McGill as late as September 17, 2013.

Published: 29 Jul 2013

Updated CIC Strike Alert

The following is posted on the Processing Times page of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Alert – Strike Action

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: 11 Jul 2013

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:


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: 25 Jun 2013

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:

Published: 12 Jun 2013

Your Blue Cross Health Insurance Coverage Outside of Canada

It is essential that you pick up your international health insurance card prior to December 21 at Service Point as the University will be closed as of December 24th for the holidays.

Published: 11 Dec 2012

Fun Things to do in Montreal over the Holidays

Montreal is magical over the holidays; if you're staying in town, take in all the incredible sights, events, and activities the city has to offer!

Tourism Montreal offers some great tips on:

Published: 11 Dec 2012

The Winter Coat Project: The warmest of gestures

Chaplaincy Services gives away 500+ winter coats to students in need every year

By Neale McDevitt - for the McGill Reporter

Like war and childbirth, a Montreal winter cannot be adequately described with mere words. It is a physical test that defies intellectualization. You have to live it to really understand it. And “live it” might be a little optimistic – “survive it” is probably more apropos.

Published: 18 Oct 2012

Canada Severs Diplomatic Relations with Iran

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012

Published: 19 Sep 2012