When you approach customs, make sure you have the following documents:
If you have signed up for the free Accueil Plus service, your study permit will already be ready for collection.
In case you have not signed up for it, go to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office in the airport, to collect your permit from an agent.
This applies only to students who are citizens or residents of one of the signatory countries that have an agreement with Quebec.
You must register for the Quebec health insurance plan online. You will need, among other things, your Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and your study permit and a full-time study attestation (available in HEC Online).
You will need to upload one of the following two documents to HEC en ligne:
Send these documents before the deadline for tuition fee payments.
We strongly advise you to open a Canadian bank account for your financial transactions. Not only is it safe, it will also save money on bank fees.
Before selecting a financial institution, compare student rates. Two banks, in particular, offer attractive packages to HEC Montréal international students:
Using an ATM from a bank other than yours can be costly. The School has National Bank and Desjardins bank machines.
To open an account, you will need to provide the following documents:
You can make the School your temporary address: 3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC, H3T 2A7. Don't forget to change your address in HEC en ligne.
Canada does not have exchange controls but be aware that such controls may exist in your country.
You can transfer funds into a Canadian bank account. You can also have money sent to a Canadian bank before you leave your country, to have it deposited in your Canadian account once it is opened.
Bank drafts (certified cheques)
You can use bank drafts in your name, which can be cashed at a Canadian bank. Some banks wait up to 30 working days before granting access to your funds.
International money order
Using this is strongly discouraged.
Any questions? Contact Zone Info.