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All services continue to be offered remotely during regular business hours.

COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: September 2021:
The latest updates can be found on the Entering Canada page.
            1. International students with a valid study permit (or approval letter) can travel to Canada (McGill is on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan). Before making travel plans, please refer to our Entering Canada page.
            2. Fully vaccinated travellers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, are now exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The 14-day quarantine continues to be required for all other travellers who are not considered fully vaccinated.
           3. For more information, please refer to McGill's quarantine resources and IHI’s vaccination FAQs.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional news, resources, and FAQs.

iSTEP Homepage

Follow the interactive iSTEP Action Plan and track your progress as you go!

Then, refer to the resources below to guide you through the iSTEPs of success!

iSTEP is a new toolkit to help YOU – as an international student - start preparing for life after you graduate, starting as early as your arrival at McGill or NOW. Take the next step in your life prep path today!

During your career preparation process, Career Planning Services (CaPS) will also be an invaluable resource!


Step I: Laying Foundations

  1. Discovering academic interests                               
  2. Getting involved & creating experiences               
  3. Expanding language & professional skills             
  4. Identifying job searching tools                                

Step II: Internships & Jobs

  1. Exploring careers                                                      
  2. Preparing for your first application                        
  3. Embarking on your first job                                    
  4. Securing essential documents                                 

Step III: Final Year Checklist

  1. Creating targeted applications                                
  2. Networking and building connections                  
  3. Identifying professional orders                              
  4. Completing essential documents                           

Step IV: After Graduation

  1. Knowing your rights as a worker in Canada          
  2. Adapting to Quebec working environment            
  3. Discovering external resources available               
  4. Completing essential documents                           

Business Start-Ups & Self-Employment​

Know the basics of business start-ups in Quebec

Reverse Culture Shock

Learn what is reverse culture shock and how to cope with it.

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at events.iss [at]


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