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Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinars

McGill Winter Campus

Starting at McGill in Winter 2023?

Meet us online for a Pre-Orientation Webinar!

Learn everything you need to know about:

CAQs and Study Permits

McGill and Montreal

Bringing your Family

Health in Quebec


Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar Schedule

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

Immigration Essentials


International Student Guide to McGill & Montreal

  • 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.)

  • Download the LINKS Document (Handout)

  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the Recording


How to Support your Spouse and/or Children

  • 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.

  • Download Links Document- Bringing Families (Handout)

  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the Recording


IHI & Accessing Healthcare in Quebec as an International Student

  • Learn how to navigate off-campus health resources as an international student
  • Familiarize yourself with the Quebec healthcare system.
  • Understand how your Health Insurance plan works.
  • Download the Links Document (Handout)
  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the Recording

Winter 101

First winter in Montreal?  Curious?  Worried?  Excited?  Not sure what to expect?

Learn about:
winter on campus
A picture of McTavish street during Winter

  • Staying cozy and warm
  • Thermometer reading and wind-chill factors
  • Shopping for winter clothes on a budget
  • Winterizing your apartment
  • Fun outdoor winter activities
  • Montreal's underground city

If you missed this webinar, you can view the Recording


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!


The Team at International Student Services

Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish, Suite 5100, Montreal, QC H3A 0G3
Tel: 514-398-4349

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