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.
Students who do not need a CAQ or study permit must schedule an appointment with RAMQ. Tel: 1 877 992-5233
From mid-August to end of September:
Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec
425 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W
3rd floor, suite 301
Place des Arts Métro (north side of Bleury exit) or McGill station (Union St. exit)
You will need to provide RAMQ with a Montréal address to which they can send your Health Insurance Card. Commercial addresses (such as hotels, youth hostels or universities) are not acceptable. Please note: Immediately notify RAMQ of any change of address.
You will need to upload one of the following two documents to HEC en ligne (click on the section “Insurance – proof”):
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 contact the Registrar’s Office and the bank once you have an actual address.
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.
You can pay your HEC Montréal tuition fees via electronic transfer.
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.