ISS will be closed Wednesday, April 10th until 1pm for a staff training event.

ISS is available virtually and in-person Mondays-Fridays during business hours.

Eligibility for Exemption

Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) logoYou may qualify for an exemption if you:

  • are a citizen and a resident of Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, Serbia, Romania or Greece and you have obtained RAMQ coverage;
  • are sponsored by the Canadian Bureau for International Education(CBIE);
  • are sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA);
  • are sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau(SACB);
  • received an award from the International Council for Canadian Studies(ICCS);
  • exchange through DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service;
  • have a diplomatic visa in Canada;
  • are a dependent of a worker at an organization that is under thePDF icon umbrella of United Nations, an NGO or a non-profit international organization; such as: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union etc.
  • are a non-resident of Canada i.e. must have thesis away or term-away status on transcripts*; 
  • Refugee status
  • have a valid Quebec Medicare (RAMQ) card (including minor students) or other Canadian provincial insurance card (ex. OHIP) ; or
  • online Graduate Certificates offered by McGill University's School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Please review the supporting documents that are required for each above category.

In addition to the information above, please also review ISS' FAQs page.

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