Contract year is defined as each McGill University academic year period from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Your coverage becomes effective at the latest of the following dates:
If you're a current McGill student and would like to be a Buddy to a new international student, please fill out the form below. Be sure to click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to finalize your request. For further information, contact ISS.
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Mandatory for all international students
All non-Canadians coming to McGill must obtain all 3 of the documents below to study legally in Quebec (and Canada) if enrolled in a program lasting 6 months or longer.
Programs shorter than six months (e.g. 1-term exchanges) do not need a CAQ and Study Permit.
Montreal summers are humid and range from warm to hot with an average Temperature of 22-30 °C. Spring and fall can be mild, but pone to drastic temperature changes. Late season heat waves and even snow storms in November and April are possible. Winter in Montreal usually brings cold, snowy, windy, and, at times, icy weather.
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Once you arrive in Canada, keep copies of all important documents (e.g. Passport, Study Permit, CAQ, Health Insurance Card, etc.) in a safe place, and take note of your documents' expiry dates.
Please find below the International Health Insurance (IHI) Handbook:
- Health Insurance Claim Form - Extended Health Care Benefits
To be used to claim reimbursement after having paid for eligible medical expense. Original receipts must accompany this form.
- Health Insurance Claim Form - Medical Expenses
Students who graduate and obtain an open 3-year postgraduate work permit are now eligible for Quebec Medicare. For more information, please contact the Quebec Medicare office:
425, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest
3e étage, bureau 300
Montréal (Québec) H3A 3G5