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COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: August 2021: Easing of border measures coming into effect on August 9th, 2021 at 12:01am (ET). 
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.

Immigration Documents

Mandatory for ALL international students 

In addition to having a valid passport, all non-Canadians coming to McGill for a program that is 6 months or longer* must obtain a:

  1. Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ)  
    authorization to live and study in Quebec, issued by Immigration Quebec

  2. Study Permit  
    authorization to live and study in Canada, issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

* Students enrolled in programs shorter than 6 months (e.g. 1-term exchanges) do not need a CAQ and Study Permit but may need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).  See below for details.

Please see "Applying for Immigration Documents" for step-by-step instructions.


Mandatory for SOME international students

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