Follow these steps when you arrive in Montreal :
Once you arrive in Montréal, after passing passport control, head straight to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada office so that an immigration officer can issue your study permit.
Ensure you have these documents with you:
Register online for the Accueil Plus service which will help you during your arrival in Canada. The friendly reception staff will be waiting for you at the airport to provide essential information, help through immigration procedures and other useful guidance
Do not miss this opportunity !
We encourage you to go to one of the welcome booths located in the international arrivals terminal and in the domestic arrivals terminal (near the automatic baggage conveyor).
The Accueil Plus Service facilitates the process at customs and immigration services and shortens the waiting time at the border for international students with a study permit upon their arrival at the Montreal's Trudeau Airport, when this is their Port of Entry into Canada. Register online with the Accueil Plus Service in order to forward your travel information and allow the Canadian Border Services Agency to accelerate the issuance of your study permit.
Accueil Plus will provide information about:
Other services provided by Accueil Plus :
Here are a few options from the airport Montreal-Trudeau.
It is compulsory for all new international students to attend the orientation day. It will include a number of activities: a tour of the School, workshops on life in Montréal and information about how the School functions.
Student will have to find housing on their own.
The Students Services offers workshops to help students.
Only for students benefiting from a bilateral social security agreement.
For more information, check the health insurance webpage.
As soon as you arrive in Montréal, you must register with your country's consulate.
Many countries require by law that their expatriate citizens register their residential address at all times. This is an important step for your personal safety. In case of emergency, your country's authorities can help you. In addition, you can take advantage of the opportunity to register for your consulate's electoral lists so that you can vote while in Montréal, assuming that your country allows absentee voting.
Consult the Foreign Affairs Canada Protocol Reference Site for the address and phone number of your country's consulate in Montréal.