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When should I see an Advisor?

If you were unable 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 the documents below to study legally in Quebec (and Canada) if enrolled in a program lasting 6 months or longer. 

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.



AVIS RAMQ: RAMQ invites international students with French citizenship and who have RAMQ coverage for more than one year to consult their Facebook page for more information abour the annual verification.

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:

1. Blue Cross handbook - Group no. 95258

IHI Rates for the 2016-2017 academic year

  • Single IHI plan: $993
  • Dependent IHI plan: $3,048
  • Family IHI plan: $5,793

    New added benefits for 2016-2017 Blue Cross contract:

Cancelling your insurance policy

General information

McGill's International Student Health Insurance Plan is compulsory for all international students, except in rare situations where exemptions may be granted. However, your health insurance coverage may be cancelled if you: