Health Insurance – Canadian Residents

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Health Insurance – Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada

Revision, January 2014. Start of revision.

Canadians residing in Canada

All undergraduate and graduate (classed as Canadian full-time or Additional Session, Thesis Evaluation, Non-Thesis Extension, as well as postdoctoral candidates) students will be automatically enrolled in the applicable Students' Society's(SSMU, MCSS, or PGSS) supplemental Health and Dental Plans. For details on fees, change of coverage dates, and what is covered by the plans, refer to: or contact the Alliance pour la santé étudiante au Québec (ASEQ) at 514-789-8775 or 1-866-795-4435, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (

If you are a Canadian student from outside Quebec, you should check with your provincial Medicare office to ensure that you have valid provincial health coverage while studying at McGill.

Canadians who have been residing outside of Canada

If you are a Canadian student who has been living abroad, you may not be eligible for provincial health insurance coverage. To verify your eligibility for the Quebec provincial health plan, contact the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) at 514-864-3411 or in person at 425, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, 3rd floor, suite 300, Montréal, Québec, H3A 3G5. If you are not eligible, in order to ensure adequate health insurance coverage you may enrol in the group plan offered through International Student Services for international students. Please note that this option is available only during the first month of each new semester at McGill.

Note for Continuing Studies: As a Continuing Studies student, you are not a member of SSMU, PGSS, or MCSS. Therefore, the coverage of the Students' Society's Health and Dental Plans is not applicable.

Revision, January 2014. End of revision.

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