Winter Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1:30pm

ISS will be closed Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd.


Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinars

Starting at McGill this September (Fall 2019)?

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

Part I

Part II 

Bringing Family

Immigration & International Health Insurance

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)
  • Understand how your Health Insurance plan works

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
  • 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
  • Learn what paperwork is necessary and how to get started


Time* Registration Date Time* Registration Date Time* Registration
If you missed the Immigration and Health Insurance webinar, you can view the recording. The next webinar will be schedule in Winter, 2019. International Student Guide to Montreal and McGill Webinars will be scheduled in Winter, 2019.

Webinar jointly hosted by ISS and SEDE - the office responsible for the McGill Family Care Program.

Before the webinar, prepare yourself by reading the ISS "Bringing Your Family" webpage.

If you missed this webinar, you can view the recording.

March 14th 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Registration Closed June 13th 9:00 am - 10:30 am Registration March 19th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration Closed
March 28th 9:30 am - 11:00 am Registration Closed July 4th 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Registration April 16th  10:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration Closed
April 11th  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration Closed July 25th 9:30 am - 11:00 am Registration
  August 8th 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration
August 22nd 10:00 am - 11:30 am Registration
April 25th  10:00 am - 11:30 am  Registration
May 9th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Registration
May 23rd 9:30 am - 11:00 am Registration
June 6th 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration
June 27th  9:30 am - 11 am  Registration
July 18th  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration




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, Francesca, Melissa, Christopher, Nicole, Emily, Samantha, 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]