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Quebec Residency

Sean1218Sean1218 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
edited May 2010 in McGill University
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Replies to: Quebec Residency

  • klmnopklmnop Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    Yes, though you must apply. Assuming you are not Canadian, you should check what the requirements are to become a resident if you are a US citizen.

    What year are you in? HS?
    I will tell you that McGill Med is very very difficult to get into, even for Quebec residents. They say the minimum is 3.5 w/an MCAT of 10,10,10.. however to be actually considered it is advisable to have at least a 3.7 and probably a 33 MCAT.

    If you have good numbers I would not get Quebec residency and limit yourself to a handful of Quebec schools (most of which are French), rather I would keep your US-state residency, (or Ontario residency if you are Canadian) as there are many more options for you in the US.

    the schools in Canada are very good, however there are very few of them and they take very few students (let alone out of province/international students). If you fill me in on your situation or thoughts I can advise you more, because I would 99% of the time advise against taking a year off to apply only to McGill Med. Think of it as moving to Michigan to get into UMich Med (top 10 in US). It helps, but there are still 1000s of applicants from Michigan you have to compete with, most of which have absolutely amazing undergrad numbers.
  • Sean1218Sean1218 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    I'm in Toronto, grade 11. Just thinking about which university I want to go to :)

    You don't lose your Ontario residency by becoming a Quebec resident do you? I was born here, and have lived in Toronto all my life. Even if that is the case, Ontario med schools don't limit admissions to IP students as far as I know.

    I'm planning on applying to more than just McGill, but McGill will probably be my first choice, and I might either find myself rejected from other schools, or deciding to stay in Montreal anyway.

  • klmnopklmnop Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    I'm not positive. I was under the impression. I know in the US you cannot simultaneously be a legal resident of two states... you must pick the one you live at for a longer period or hold a job in.

    Ontario schools don't limit to In Province but I will give you a few stats real quick from the 2009-2010 MSAR book:

    McMaster (2007-2008): 147 residents of 164
    Ottawa (2007-2008): 123 residents of 139
    Queen's (2007-2008): 100 residents of 100
    Toronto (2007-2008): 222 residents of 224
    Northern Ontario (2007-2008): only 54 total students (Preference given to northern/rural Ontario students)

    This may have to do with tuition or other, external factors, but this is the latest data I have found. I'm sure you can find more info on the AAMC or OMSAS websites.
  • aragornzxlaragornzxl Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Check your Ontario resident requirements. I know in Quebec, if you were born in Quebec, you are automatically a Quebec resident. What I mean is that if you studied in Ontario all your life, the moment you step foot in Quebec, you are considered a Quebec resident (as opposed to everyone else who has to wait at least 3 month). However, I do not believe you can be resident of 2 provinces AT THE SAME TIME. According to Quebec Law, this is to prevent situations where you recieve provincial financial aid from two seperate provinces at the same time. Your residence is where you live, work, or study. Hope that helps.
  • Ethan124Ethan124 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Does anyone know what would happen to a new student in Quebec who will have to wait the first 3 month of his/her first term to become a Quebec resident? Will he/she miss out on the financial aid for the entire 1st term? or will he/she get back paid?
  • tomofbostontomofboston Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    What is your claim to Quebec residency? Living in Quebec for three months will NOT get you residency! They are very rigid on granting residency.
  • zach1198zach1198 Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    When I visited McGill they told me i qualify for residency. I am a Canadian citizen but never lived in Canada prior to attending McGill. They said I will qualify for residency under situation 8c. They said that for the first semester I will pay the canadian citizen fee, and after three months they will credit me back the extra i paid and switch me to the Quebec resident fee. Hope that helps.
    Also, here is a link to all the situations that qualify you for resident tuition. http://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/quebec
  • alanalaruealanalarue Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Hi! would you mind telling me a bit more about that please? I am in the same situation as you - Canadian citizen that has never lived in Canada, and wanted to apply as a Quebec resident under situation 8c. However, what I understood is that I had to move to Montreal three months BEFORE starting at McGill (so like, in June), in order to qualify. But you are saying that you can apply as a Canadian but after three months you become a Montreal resident and they will reimburse you? I don't understand, because then why don't all Canadians do it?

    Thank you!!
  • usert123usert123 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    edited August 2015
    Because as the policy clearly states on their website, you only qualify if you're a Canadian citizen who is "living in Canada for the first time in your lifetime."

    Canadians currently or who have lived in other Canadian provinces for 3 months or longer would not qualify for Quebec residency under this provision.
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