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Canadian non-resident sign-up form

Non-resident Canadian students or new Permanent Residents who are not eligible for a Canadian health plan and have no insurance coverage or whose private insurance is not adequate, have the option of enrolling in McGill's International Student Health Insurance (IHI) Plan. To do so they must complete the form below no later than September 30 (Fall Term) or January 31 (Winter Term) or May 31 (Summer Term).

Exemptions

By Senate Regulation, ALL international students (full-time, part-time, exchange, special and visiting) and their accompanying dependent(s) are required to participate in the University's compulsory sickness and accident plan. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. The list of exemption categories can be found under Eligibility for Exemption.

Payment Express

Payment 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:

  • Present your medical and prescription receipts in person at the front counter on the ground floor of the Blue Cross Building (550 Sherbrooke Street West). Opening hours are 8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday.
  • Unless further investigation is required, you will be reimbursed immediately.

The Buddy Program

Being new to Montreal and McGill can be daunting; make the transition easier (and more fun) by joining the Buddy Program!

The Buddy program 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.

Compulsory International Health Insurance (IHI)

Keeping you healthy

McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependents to participate in the compulsory McGill International Health Insurance Plan 2014-2015 which is administered by International Student Services.

For new and returning students you must be registered for at least one course for a minimum of 24 hours in

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.

International Health Insurance for Summer 2014 studies

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.