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Covid19 Updates from International Student Services
All ISS services are now remote. For immigration questions, please fill in an advising request form. If you have questions on your international health insurance plan, please email [at] Please visit our Covid19 resources page for the latest news and resources from ISS.



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.



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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