Application for Acceptance Certificate and appendices – Foreign students
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Application for Acceptance Certificate and appendices – Foreign students

Starting June 1, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will require a letter of admission from a designated learning institution, that is, an institution recognized by the government of Québec, in order to issue a study permit to individuals who have obtained a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ). Consult the Designated learning institutions list.

Complete this form to stay in Québec to study as a foreign student.

Online application


We strongly urge you to submit your application for a CAQ for studies online.

The online application gives you access to:

  • online payment by credit card;
  • a personalized list of the documents you must provide;
  • faster processing of your file and online follow-up;
  • online correspondence from the Ministère so that you avoid postal delays.

Application - Paper version

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Supporting documents
You must enclose additional documents with your application. For the list of documents, see the section Foreign students – Applying for an Acceptance Certificate for studies.



Before submitting an official application to stay in Québec to study, familiarize yourself with the typical procedure for foreign students. It will provide you with an overview of the procedures to follow to achieve your education goals in Québec.



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