Please visit our COVID-19 page for the latest news, resources, and FAQs.

COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services
International students with a valid study permit or study permit approval letter can now travel to Canada as long as they are registered at a designated learning institution (DLI) with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan. McGill is one of the institutions on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan. Students travelling to Canada will need to have a self-quarantine plan to ensure that they can self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

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.)
  • Find out about ISS Orientation activities
  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the presentation here.
  • 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
  • Webinar jointly hosted by ISS and SEDE - the office responsible for the McGill Family Care Program.
  • Download LINKS Document (Handout)
  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the recording here.
Mon, March 8 10am - 11am Registration Coming Date TBD Time TBD Registration Closed Wed, March 24 10am - 11:30am Registration Coming
Tues, March 16 9:30am - 11am Registration Coming       Tues, April 13 10am - 11:30am Registration Coming
Thurs, April 1 9:30am - 11am Registration Coming       Tues, April 20 10am - 11:30am Registration Coming
Thurs, April 15 10am - 11:30am Registration Coming            

Accessing Healthcare in Quebec


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

Details to follow

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.
Date TBD Time TBD Register Here Date TBD Time TBD Registration Closed Date TBD Time TBD 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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