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Eligibility for Exemption

You may qualify for an exemption if you:

  • are a citizen and a resident of Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium or Greece and you have obtained RAMQ coverage;
  • are sponsored by the Canadian Bureau for International Education(CBIE);
  • are sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA);
  • are sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau(SACB);
  • received an award from the International Council for Canadian Studies(ICCS);
  • exchange through DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service;
  • have a diplomatic visa in Canada;
  • are a dependent of a worker at an organization that is under the PDF icon umbrella of United Nations, an NGO or a non-profit international organization; such as: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union etc.
  • are a non-resident of Canada i.e. thesis away or term-away status at McGill University; or
  • have a valid Quebec Medicare card.

Please review the supporting documents that are required for each above category.