Fall Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1:30pm


Orientation for New International Students


Fall Orientation 2018

On-site Events Schedule

To be in the know before you even set foot on campus,
make sure to participate in the virtual Pre-Arrival Webinars.


International Student Orientation events are open to NEW McGill international undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students starting in September 2018.

Thursday, Sept. 20
Location: Tent on Lower Field

Celebrate your arrival with the Montreal diplomatic community!

McGill International Student Services staff cordially invites NEW International Students to a hallowed McGill tradition: its 33rd annual Welcome Reception for New International Students. 

This special event, in your honor, will provide you an opportunity to meet University officials, members of the Montreal Diplomatic Corps, and other new students. Registration by invitation in early September.

International friends





Thursday, Sept. 27 
Location: New Residence Ballroom

Buddy Up!

If you have signed up for the International Buddy program, grab your Buddy and join us for a special Buddy event.

Food, games, prizes, mingling...Registration is free but required. Buddy program participants will receive an invitation when registration is open.


Social Insurance Cards




Aug 28 from 10am-4pm
Aug 29, 30 from 9:30am -4pm
Sept 5, 6, 7 from 9:30am-4pm
Sept 11, 12, 13 from 9:30am - 4pm

Location: OSD Exam Center, 3459 Rue McTavish, Redpath Library, Suite RS56

Get your Social Insurance Number!

You need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada.

Service Canada will be on-site in order to issue Social Insurance Numbers to International Students. Please have your original study permit and passport on-hand