We are a one-stop shop for students! Please click on a service below to view detailed information.
Career Planning Service (CaPS)
This office provides a range of services to students and invites them to visit the Career Planning Service downtown as well. Whether students are seeking information on employment, internships, international opportunities, volunteering or advancing their education, CaPS offers the resources to ease the transition. We offer an extensive library that includes employers directories, career descriptions and all the ins and outs of how to get a job. Students also have access to employment opportunities posted on our CaPS website and the chance to meet with a Career Advisor who can assist them on everything from career choices to writing a resume.
For inquiries: Call 514-398-7582 or email caps [dot] macdonald [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Our Counselling Service offers Macdonald campus students onsite counselling with a psychologist for personal, academic and vocational concerns. Appointments are available with Evelyn on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9-12pm and 1:30-3:30pm.
Workshops on stress and time management, career exploration, healthy relationships and other topics of concern may also be offered on request, and additional workshops are available at the downtown campus. Please visit the Counselling Service website for more information.
Student Financial Aid
Information and assistance is available daily for all students concerning government aid programs (includes all Canadian provinces), McGill Loans and Bursaries, and the Work Study Program. During the academic year (September to April) individualized appointments can be arranged with the Financial Aid Counsellor for information concerning funding, debt management, budget counselling and the McGill Loans and Bursaries Program. Please call 514-398-7992 to schedule an appointment with Bronwyn.
For more details about: Government aid programs, McGill Loans and Bursaries, Debt Management, Budget Counselling, Work Study Program, Scholarships and External awards, please visit the Scholarships and Student Aid Office. There's a quicker and easier way to apply for your Tuition Payment Deferral. For more information, click here.
A Commissioner for Oaths is available Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Macdonald Student Services. Please note that the Commissioner for Oaths is willing to act in this capacity for the benefit of currently registered McGill students who are applying for government financial aid programs. A McGill ID Card is required. It is the student's responsibility to make the photocopies of the documents required.
Student Health Services
Please see Feeling Sick?
International Health Insurance (Blue Cross Cards)
To obtain your Blue Cross Card (For new and returning students):
Beginning August 19, access Minerva ⇒ Student ⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form to confirm your coverage.
Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card at Macdonald Campus Student Services.
McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependants to participate in the compulsory McGill International Health Insurance Plan 2013-14, which is administered by International Student Services.
Exemptions & Cancellation: Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption or cancellation. If you believe you are eligible, you must present valid documentation proving eligibility to Macdonald Student Service Centre. For more information please see: www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents/health/exemption (exemptions) and www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents/health/exemption/cancellation (cancellation).
General information may be obtained from Student Services at Macdonald Campus however refer to the International Student Services website for more details on immigration, compulsory international health insurance plan, taxation seminars, the Buddy Program and Work Opportunities for International Students. During the academic year, a variety of useful workshops are scheduled on specified dates, and individual appointments with an International Student Advisor can be arranged as well.
Mid-term Exams (Office for Students with Disabilities)
Macdonald Student Services administers the mid-term examinations for students registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities. A Learning Resources Advisor is available for students who wish to register with the Office for Students with Disabilities. For more information please see the Office for Students with Disabilities website. To make an appointment at Macdonald Campus, please call 514-398-7992.
Macdonald Campus Students: If you are registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities: To register your mid-term examinations please complete the online form available at: http://www.mcgill.ca/osd/services/forms/midterm-and-class-test-registration.