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Minors (under 18 years of age)

Will you be 18 by the start of classes?

The age of majority in Quebec is 18. If you will not be 18 years old by the Residence Move-In day, you must have a legal custodian in Montreal before starting immigration procedures to study at McGill. A custodian is a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada who is at least 18 years old and resides with you or within reasonable distance from you.

If you plan to live in McGill residences, your custodian must be Dr. Andre Costopoulos, Dean of Students, McGill University. If you do not live in McGill residences, the Dean of Students cannot act as your custodian.

To request custodianship from the Dean of Students, please use this sample letter. This document is to be used in lieu of the form provided with the checklist related to the CAQ application.

Please note that this additional step will add an extra month to the immigration process. To ensure that these procedures are completed on time, the deadline to request custodianship from the Dean of Students is July 15.

You cannot start the immigration procedures until custodianship documents are complete:

  • send your request (an original letter only, not a photocopy) by mail or courier to McGill’s Dean of Students at the address below to obtain a custodianship letter
  • the original custodianship request from your parents, and the Dean of Students' letter, will be sent back to you and will be needed to start the CAQ application process

Dr. Andre Costopoulos, Dean of Students, McGill University
c/o International Student Services
Brown Student Services Building, Suite 4400
McGill University, 3600 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 0G3