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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.

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Important Notice: Flagpoling
Given the current restriction on all non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border, we are advising all students – including those with U.S. citizenship – not to flagpole at a US/Canada land border in order to apply for their work permits. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has confirmed that travelling for the purpose of obtaining immigration services is non-essential. We are therefore recommending that students apply online for their work permits at this time.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED "WORK"?

Work” is defined in the Immigration Canada Regulations as an activity for which wages are paid or commission is earned, OR that competes directly with activities of Canadian citizens or permanent residents in the Canadian labour market.

NOTE: "work" includes "unpaid employment undertaken for the purpose of obtaining work experience, such as an internship or practicum normally done by a student." (see Immigration Canada website)


As a full-time International McGill student, you can work both on campus and off-campus, but it's important to ensure that you have the right documents to do so legally.

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