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Legal Documents: What Documents Does McGill Need from You?

Legal Documents: What Documents Does McGill Need from You?

Revision, January 2013. Start of revision.

Follow the instructions in the first row of this table that apply to you. Send clear, legible copies of documents (not originals).

Quebec and Canadian Out-of-Province Students
You have applied to McGill directly from CEGEP or you already have a student record at McGill
  • Usually no documents are required for your Canadian and/or Quebec status, based on McGill’s records or as confirmed by the Government of Quebec
You have applied to McGill from another Quebec university
  • Proof of Canadian status is required: Canadian birth certificate; or Canadian citizenship card (both sides of the card); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or valid Canadian Record of Permanent Resident status (Note 2); or valid Canadian Permanent Resident card (both sides of the card)
  • Additionally, for your Quebec residency status, usually no documents are required, unless McGill cannot confirm this from the Government of Quebec
You were born in Quebec
  • Quebec birth certificate (Note 4)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 1 and 5)
You were born in (or are a Landed Immigrant from) a Canadian province other than Quebec
  • Canadian birth certificate; or Canadian citizenship card (both sides of the card); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or valid Canadian Record of Permanent Resident status (Note 2); or valid Canadian Permanent Resident card (both sides of the card)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 1 and 5)
You are a Quebec resident as defined by one of the other situations outlined by the Government of Quebec
  • Canadian birth certificate; or Canadian citizenship card (both sides of the card); or Certificate of Indian status card; or Makivik Society card; or valid Canadian Confirmation of Permanent Residence (Note 2); or valid Canadian Permanent Resident card (both sides of the card)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 1 and 5)
  • Attestation of Residency in Quebec Form (Note 5)
  • Other supporting documents, depending on which situation you checked on the above Attestation of Residency Form
International Students
You will be studying at McGill for less than six months (i.e., for only one academic semester) as a non-degree student (e.g., Exchange, Special, Visiting)
  • Visitors Permit issued at your port of entry into Canada by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Photo page of your passport and the page date-stamped by Citizenship and Immigration Canada at your port of entry
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 1 and 5)
You will be in Canada for more than six months (i.e., you are enrolled in a degree, certificate, or diploma program, usually for two or more consecutive academic semesters)
  • Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ)
  • Permanent Code Data Form (Notes 1 and 5)
  • Study Permit issued by Immigration Canada (Note 3)

Note 1: Your signed Permanent Code Data Form is usually required. If the names of your parents appear on your birth certificate, or if you have already provided McGill with your Permanent Code, you do not need to supply this form.
Note 2: Your valid Canadian Permanent Resident status can be proved by a copy of your Canadian Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688) document or with your Canadian Permanent Resident card (copy of both sides required). Alternatively, you may provide your Immigration Record of Landing (IMM 1000) document. Note that McGill reserves the right to ask you for copies of both your PR card and your IMM document.
Note 3: If you are a refugee, your Convention Refugee status document is required instead of a Study Permit.
Note 4: Usually McGill needs your birth certificate to prove your place of birth in Quebec. If you already have a valid Quebec Permanent Code, McGill will accept a copy of your valid Canadian passport that indicates your birth place as being within the province of Quebec, as proof that you qualify for Quebec residency.
Note 5: You can find links to download and print the Permanent Code Data and Attestation of Quebec Residency forms at www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/forms.

Fee Exemptions

Fee Exemptions

Exemption from the out-of-province or international supplement tuition fees is possible for students in any of the following three categories, as authorized by the Government of Quebec:

  1. French Course Fee Exemptions – Non-Quebec Canadian and international students are automatically assessed fees for certain eligible French courses at the Quebec tuition rate (note exclusions as listed at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees/general-information/tuition-fee-exemptions).
  2. Out-of-province Tuition Supplement Exemptions – Non-Quebec Canadian students in the following categories are exempted from out-of-province tuition supplements (details at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees/general-information/tuition-fee-exemptions):
    • Students in a Ph.D. program
    • Students in a Post-Graduate Medical Education program: Medical Residents, Clinical Fellows, Clinical Research Fellows, Research Fellows
    • Students registered full-time in the Masters in French (Maîtrise en français). The exemption begins at the moment the student registers in the program, without retroactive effect.
  3. International Students Eligible for Fee Exemptions Based on Legal Status in Canada – Students with one of the following statuses may be exempt from International Supplements (certain categories may be assessed at the Canadian tuition rate; full details regarding eligibility criteria are listed at www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/exemption):
    • Citizens of France
    • Citizens of certain countries with an agreement with the Government of Quebec
    • Diplomatic, consular or other representatives of international organizations
    • Convention refugees
    • Students awaiting permanent residency in Canada and holding an eligible CSQ
    • Students whose spouse or unmarried students whose parent holds a Temporary Work Permit in Canada
    • Students funded by the FRSQ (Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec)

These exemptions lower your fees to the Quebec rate of tuition. More detailed information for the categories listed above are available at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees/general-information/tuition-fee-exemptions as well as at www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/exemption.

Note that this information may be subject to change.

Revision, January 2013. Start of revision.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Jan. 17, 2013) (disclaimer)