Information for Visitors


 Localication on the campus
Immigration requirements
Information for foreign postdoctoral fellows
Telemessage service for Citizenship and Immigration
Travel arrangements
Health Insurance


The Centre de Recherches Mathématiques is located in the Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, 2920, chemin de la Tour, 5th Fl, campus de l'Université de Montréal. Consult the campus map.

Immigration requirements

Every foreign participant must have a valid passport to enter Canada. You may also require a visa before coming to Canada. You should therefore contact the nearest Canadian Visa Office (at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate) as soon as possible. U.S. Citizens must bring proof of citizenship with them. This is defined as a birth certificate, passport, or voter registration card.

Please note that it is compulsory for visitors staying in Montreal, who wish to register their school-age children in public school, to obtain a work permit.

Informations for foreign postdoctoral fellows hired by the CRM

Telemessage Service of Citizenship and Immigration

By phoning 496-1010 (don't forget to dial 9 first if you are phoning from a university telephone), you can obtain information on a variety of subjects by listening to recorded messages. The subjects covered are:

  1. Citizenship
  2. mmigration
  3. Change of address
  4. Passports, birth certificates and other documents
  5. Customs
An immigration officer answers upon dialing touchtone 0.

Travel Arrangements

  • By plane

    There are two international airports in the Montreal area, Montreal-Trudeau in Dorval and Montreal-Mirabel. Most of the passenger flights arrive in Montreal-Trudeau. The airport bus (Aerobus) is one way to get to downtown Montreal from Dorval ($ 12.00 /adults - $ 10.50 for 65 y.o. and over). But the cheapest way is by municipal bus number 221 from Dorval Station; for $ 2.50, you will be driven to Metro Lionel-Groulx in Montreal. From Mirabel ($ 22.00 /adults - $ 20.00 for 65 y.o. and over). We suggest that you get off at Terminus Berri upon arriving in Montreal.

    By bus and subway

    From the Terminus Berri to the Université de Montréal campus, you can take a taxi (about $ 15.00 ~ $ 20.00 ) or you can take the Metro (subway) for $ 2.50 a ticket. You get on the Metro at Berri-UQAM station, located just beneath the bus terminal. Then take a train, direction Henri-Bourassa station on the orange line. At Jean-Talon station, the sixth stop from Berri-UQAM, change direction towards Snowdon (the blue line). Then get off at the "Université-de-Montréal" station. You are now at the Université de Montréal campus, within a five-minute walk from the CRM.

    By car

    If you travel by car, be aware that it is occasionally difficult to park your car on the streets surrounding the university. For a $ 10.00 fee per day or $ 65.00 per month, you can use the parking lots on the campus. Monthly passes are available weekdays at the Pavillon J.A. DeSève (2332 Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard, room B3429, number 4 on the larger campus map.

Health Insurance

Each visitor is responsible for their liability insurance during their stay in Canada. Upon arrival, you will have to subscribe to the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec. If you are eligible, coverage is limited. Therefore we suggest that you contact Canadian Embassies or Consulates for further information concerning health coverage that you need in Canada.

July 12, 2004 webmaster@CRM.UMontreal.CA