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PLEASE NOTE:  ISS workshops & webinars are available to degree, exchange, visiting & special students, post doctoral fellows, and other students who pay Student Services fees.

Planning to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit?

Get all the details on PGWPs online, and drop-in if you have any questions.

ISS looking for undergraduate and graduate students...

...who want to make a difference in the life of a new international student.  Volunteer for the International Buddy Program and help a new international student navigate the ins and outs of their new student life at McGill!

The ISS Spring Newsletter is here! 

Find out about work & volunteering opportunities, immigration, health insurance, summer travel, and even how to make the most of summer in Montreal!

CIC News: new $100 fee for open work permits

As of February 21st, a new $100 fee will be added to the existing $155 fee for Open Work Permit applications (e.g. the Post Graduation Work Permit and the Work Permit for Spouses).  Co-op/internship permits are still fee exempt.  See CIC notice under "New fee for open work permit applicants" for details.

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Please note:

International Student Services (ISS) provides information regarding immigration documents (i.e. Study Permits, CAQ, Temporary Resident Visas, Work Permits) required for  international students to study or work at McGill. 

Please note that ISS cannot provide advice to you, or act on your behalf, on such immigration matters.  Our website provides links to Immigration Quebec and Citizenship and Immigration Canada where complete information, application forms and instructions are available.

International students seeking information on immigrating to Canada can check the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website as well as the Quebec Immigration website.