ISS is here for you.

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

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.

Orientation Webinars

ISS Orientation

Starting at McGill in Fall 2021?

Meet us online for a Pre-Orientation Webinar!

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

Orientation Webinar Schedule

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

Immigration: Essential Documents

International Student Guide
to McGill & Montreal

How to Support your Spouse and/or


  • Learn about essential immigration documents
  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to obtain your CAQ, Study Permit, and Visa or eTA (if needed)
  • 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.)
  • Download the LINKS Document (Handout)
  • 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.
  • Download LINKS Document (Handout)
  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the recording.
Mon, March 8 10am - 11:30am Registration Closed Thurs, May 20 1:30pm - 2:30pm Registration Closed Wed, March 24 10am - 11:30am Registration Closed
Tues, March 16 9:30am - 11am Registration Closed Thurs, June 10 10am - 11am Registration Closed Tues, April 13 10am - 11:30am Registration Closed
Thurs, April 1 9:30am - 11am Registration Closed Tues, July 6 9:30am-10:30am Registration Closed Tues, April 20 1:30pm - 3pm Registration Closed
Thurs, May 6 10am - 11:30am Registration Closed Thurs, August 5 2:30pm-3:30pm Register Here      
Thurs, May 13 1:30pm - 3pm Registration Closed Thurs, August 19 10am - 11am Register Here      
Thurs, May 27 9:30am - 11am Registration Closed            

IHI & Accessing Healthcare in Quebec as an International Student


Canada 101

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Questions and Answers:
Live with an Immigration Advisor

Find out about student health and wellness services available at McGill.

  • 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.   
  • If you missed the presentation, you can still watch it here.   

Discover the basics about Canadian history, politics and government.

  • Take this opportunity to ask your burning questions about Canada
  • Presented by Canadian expert, Daniel Beland, the Director of the Institute for the Study of Canada.

Take the opportunity to ask a question to an Immigration Advisor about the application process for your immigration documents

  • Applying for CAQ Questions
  • Applying for the Study Permit Questions
  • Ask questions about travel, work, etc.
Thurs, June 3 3:00pm - 4:30pm Registration Closed Wed, July 28 10am - 11am Registration Closed Thurs, July 15 3:00pm - 4:30pm Registration Closed
Thurs, July 22 9:00am - 10:30am 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!

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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