Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: Quebec Residents
To be considered a Quebec resident, students must meet all the criteria of one of the 14 situations outlined by the Quebec Government.
Please note that only Canadian citizens* (including Canadian First Nations) and permanent residents can apply for Quebec residency for the purposes of tuition fee assessment. All other categories of students (International, Refugee, Diplomat, Visitor's Visa, etc.) may not be considered as Quebec residents according to the Ministry of Education's directives. There are, however, certain fee exemptions for students of these categories that allow for tuition fee reductions; click here for more information.
Important: Note that if a student is absent for more than 2 semesters (not counting the Summer term), it may be necessary to reprove their Quebec residency. Please verify your legal status in Minerva (select your appropriate term) to confirm that the QC residency is still active. If not, please contact us (applicants to Medicine: contact the Faculty of Medicine Admissions Office).
*Important: Concerning proof of Canadian status, Canadian passports and Commemorative Certificates of Canadian Citizenship can only be accepted for proof of Canadian status in cases where you already have a Quebec Permanent code which has been validated to us by the Ministry of Education (i.e. the perm code is visible in your Minerva account at Student>Student Accounts>View Tuition & Legal Status). See the situations below for further details on what documentation can be accepted.
McGill reserves the right to request additional documentation not indicated in the table below, depending on the circumstances of your individual request.