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

COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: October 2021:
The latest updates can be found on the Travelling to and from 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.

Childcare & schools


Quebec Daycare is subsidized by the government and fees are $7/day, however, space in these facilities is extremely limited and applicants are typically on a long waitlist.

If you are not eligible or are having difficulty securing a place for your child, there are private daycares throughout the city.


McGill Childcare Centre (Centre de la Petite Enfance de McGill)

  • Non-for-profit child care service through McGill University
  • Holds permits from the City of Montreal and Quebec government
  • Service available for children between 4 months and 5 years of age
  • For more information and eligibility criteria please see the McGill Childcare Centre website.

SSMU Daycare

  • Operated by the Students Society of McGill University
  • Service available for children between 18 months and 5 years of age
  • First priority is given to children of undergraduate students
  • Children of graduate students and faculty may be accepted if the needs of the undergraduates have been met
  • For more information and to apply for the waiting list please, visit SSMU's website
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