Yes, as soon as you apply at CCC, you will be sent a username and access to the student portal. From the portal, click on the red/white envelope icon. If you get an Authorization Error, please retry logging in.
If you still have trouble, our top recommendation is to go into "incognito" or "privacy" mode in your browser. Then sign into portal and open Mountie Mail. This will help work around personal Gmail conflicts as well.