Regular Summer Office Hours from June 4th to August 17th:

Monday - Friday: 9am-4:30pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm


Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinars

Starting at McGill this September (Fall 2018)?

Meet us online for a Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar!

Learn everything you need to know about 
McGillMontrealStudy PermitsHealth InsuranceHousingBankingCell phone plansOrientation,
and so much more!

Photo & Design by Khorshid Naderi-Azad (Architecture '15)

Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar Schedule

All webinars (except March 20) take place on Wednesdays.

Times listed below* are in Eastern Time (ET). Find the time in your time zone here

Part I

Part II 

Bringing Family

Immigration & International Health Insurance

International Student Guide
to McGill & Montreal

How to Bring Your Spouse &
Children with You


  • Learn about essential immigration documents
  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to obtain your CAQ, Study Permit, and Visa or eTA (if needed)
  • Understand how your Health Insurance plan works
  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the recording. 
  • Find out what to expect when crossing the border into Canada
  • Learn what to pack and what to do upon arrival (banking, cell phones, etc.)
  • Find out about ISS Orientation activities
  • Discuss what factors to consider when deciding if and when to bring your spouse and/or children and what they will be able to do
  • Get information about daycares, schools, housing for families, and other community-related topics
  • Learn what paperwork is necessary and how to get started
  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the recording.
Date Time* Registration Date Time* Registration Date Time* Registration

March 14



Registration Closed

June 13


Registration Closed

March 20 10am-12pm

Registration Closed

March 28 9:30-11am

Registration Closed

July 4


Registration Closed

April 18 10am-12pm

Registration Closed

April 11 3-4:30pm

Registration Closed

July 25 9:30-11am

Register Here 

Registration Closes July 23

Webinar jointly hosted by ISS and SEDE - the office responsible for the McGill Family Care Program.

Before the webinar, prepare yourself by reading the ISS "Bringing Your Family" webpage.

April 25 10-11:30am

Registration Closed

August 8 3-4:30pm

​Register Here

Registration Closes August 6

May 9 1:30-3pm

Registration Closed

August 22 10-11:30am

Register Here

Registration Closes August 20

May 23 9:30-11am

Registration Closed

June 6 3-4:30pm

Registration Closed

June 27 9:30-11am

Registration Closed

July 18 3-4:30pm


Registration Closed



Pre-Arrival Webinars Organized by Campus Life & Engagement

Check out the pre-arrivals webinars offered by McGill Campus Life & Engagement, on a variety of useful topics such as Getting Involved in McGill, Tips for a Healthy First Year, Living Off Campus, and many more!


Welcome to your first experience of McGill and Montreal!

Pauline, Anastasia, Emily, Melissa, Katerina, Nicole, Ashley, Tina, Stephanie, Carolina, Katie, Lea, Francesca, and Alice
(The Team at International Student Services)

Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish, Suite 5100, Montreal, QC H3A 0G3
Tel: 514-398-4349 / Email: internationalstudents [at]