All ISS services are now remote.

Read the latest Covid-19 updates for International Students.

Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinars

Starting at McGill this September (Fall 2020)?

Meet us online for a Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar!

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

Photo & Design by Khorshid Naderi-Azad (Architecture '15)

Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar Schedule

All webinars take place on Thursdays.

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 Bring Your Spouse &
Children with You


  • Learn about essential immigration documents
  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to obtain your CAQ, Study Permit, and Visa or eTA (if needed)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • If you missed this webinar, you can view the recording.
Thursday, April 16 10am - 11:30am Registration Closed Thursday, May 21 10am - 11am Registration Closed Thursday, April 23 1:30pm - 3pm Registration Closed
Thursday, April 30 1:30pm - 3pm Registration Closed Thursday, June 11 10am - 11am  Register Here       
Thursday, May 14 1:30pm - 3pm Registration Closed Thursday, July 2  9:30am - 10:30am  Register Here      
Thursday, May 28 9:30am - 11am Registration Closed Thursday, August 6 2:30pm - 3:30pm Register Here       
Thursday, June 18 9:30am - 11am Register Here Thursday, August 20 10am - 11am Register Here       
Thursday, July 16  3pm - 4:30pm Register Here            

Accessing Healthcare in Quebec


An Introduction to Canada

Canada flag

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.                                 

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.
Tuesday, May 26 10am - 11:30am Registration Closed Wednesday, July 29 10am - 11am Register Here
Thursday, June 4  3pm - 4:30pm Register Here


Thursday, July 23  9am - 10:30am Register Here      

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!

Pauline, Anastasia, Lea, Grace, Melissa, Christopher, Nicole, Emily, Samantha, Jocelyn, Tina, Stephanie, Carolina, and Eliana.
(The Team at International Student Services)

Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish, Suite 5100, Montreal, QC H3A 0G3
Tel: 514-398-4349 / Email: internationalstudents [at]

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