Summer Office Hours (June 3 - August 30)

Monday - Friday: 9am-4:30pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm

The ISS office will be closed on Friday, June 21 and Monday, June 24.



Orientation for New International Students

 ISS Orientation 

Summer 2019

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 August 2019.

Thurs August 22: 12pm - 4pm
Fri August 23: 12pm-4pm
 Brown Building, Rm. 3001

Hang out in our Meet & Greet Lounge!

At Meet & Greet you can:

Chill (or, rather, keep warm!) with other new international students

Enjoy free refreshments & snacks

Get advice and referrals from returning students

Find tips for navigating McGill and Montreal

Write a postcard to your family - and we'll mail it for you!

Stay for as little - or as long - as you'd like...

No registration required. Drop in when you want!

Mac Campus Picture

Mac Campus Orientation: August 30

Undergrads: 10am; Location: R2-045
Grads: 1pm; Location: Faculty Lounge

Orientation at Mac Campus

Calling all international students at Mac Campus! Attend an orientation session to learn more about immigration advising services and everything you need to know about your health insurance plan. The session will be followed by a Q&A period with McGill immigration advisors.


Thurs, August 22: 4pm - 5pm
Fri, August 23: 4pm-5pm
Tues,Sept 3: 12pm - 1pm
Wed, Sept 4: 3pm - 4pm
Thurs, Sept 5: 2pm - 3pm
Brown Building, Rm. 3001

Attend an Orientation Info Session

Join us for a short presentation customized specifically for you as an international student, followed by time for Q&A.

Learn about essential info about your status in Canada, Health Insurance, Montreal, and ISS services and activities.

Please note that these info-sessions are for Students only.

Parent's Tent

August 23-25
9am - 4pm
Location: Downtown Campus, Lower Field

Send us your Parents!

ISS will have representatives at the McGill Parents' Tent, so send your parents on over to us with all their questions.

ISS’ Associate Director Anastasia Koutouzov will also give a special presentation: T.I.P. - Tips for International Parents, August 24th at 4pm


Sept 1: Atwater Market & Lachine Canal

Sept 2: Jean Talon Market & Little Italy

Sept 7: Mile End & Tam Tams

Sept 8: China Town and Old Port

Location: Roddick Gates; 10am-3pm

Registration will open in August

Sink your teeth into your new city!

Each Bitesize MTL excursion will give you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the flavor of an iconic Montreal neighbourhood for a day, topped off by enjoying some quintessential local snacks in great company. 

Sign up for one or take a bite out of them all!

Follow ISS on Facebook to be informed once further details are announced!

ISS Welcome Reception

Thursday, Sept. 19
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.

Social Insurance Card

Times and Location TBD

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