Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: Quebec Residents
To be considered a Quebec resident, students must meet all the criteria of one of the 14 situations outlined by the Quebec Government.
Please note that only Canadian citizens* (including Canadian First Nations) and permanent residents can apply for Quebec residency for the purposes of tuition fee assessment. All other categories of students (International, Refugee, Diplomat, Visitor's Visa, etc.) may not be considered as Quebec residents according to the Ministry of Education's directives. There are, however, certain fee exemptions for students of these categories that allow for tuition fee reductions; click here for more information.
Important: Note that if a student is absent for more than 2 semesters (not counting the Summer term), it may be necessary to reprove their Quebec residency. Please verify your legal status in Minerva (select your appropriate term) to confirm that the QC residency is still active. If not, please contact us (applicants to Medicine: contact the Faculty of Medicine Admissions Office).
*Important: Concerning proof of Canadian status, Canadian passports and Commemorative Certificates of Canadian Citizenship can only be accepted for proof of Canadian status in cases where you already have a Quebec Permanent code which has been validated to us by the Ministry of Education (i.e. the perm code is visible in your Minerva account at Student>Student Accounts>View Tuition & Legal Status). See the situations below for further details on what documentation can be accepted.
McGill reserves the right to request additional documentation not indicated in the table below, depending on the circumstances of your individual request.
Select the Quebec Resident situation that best describes your situation:
Situation 3. You are coming to McGill from another Quebec University where you were considered a Quebec resident
Situation 6. You resided in Quebec for one year and did not study full-time at a Quebec educational institution.
Situation 7. You are receiving financial assistance from Aide financière aux études du Québec or you are a former recipient and did not interrupt your studies for more than two semesters
Situation 8. You have never resided in Canada prior to your first semester at McGill and within three months upon your arrival in Canada, you took up residence in Quebec; or you are a permanent resident of Canada who took up residence in Quebec within the first three months after becoming a permanent resident.
Situation 9. Your spouse is considered to be a Quebec resident according to one of the 14 Quebec residency situations.
Situation 11. You continued to reside in Quebec even though your parents or sponsor no longer reside here.
Situation 12. You have a Certificate issued by Quebec's director of civil status attesting you were adopted by a person residing in Quebec at the time of your adoption.
Situation 13. Your two parents are deceased and one of your parents or your sponsor was residing in Quebec at the time of death.
Situation 14. You have already been granted Quebec resident status in the past and have resided in Quebec for three consecutive years in the past five years.