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Learning French abroad

French is the official language of Québec. It is the language of education, work, business, trade and culture. When you live in Québec, French will be your everyday language. Speaking French will help you integrate and enable you to fully participate in Québec society.

The Ministère offers different services for learning French abroad.

Agreements with foreign language schools

Several agreements have been signed around the world with language schools recognized by the Ministère, principally with local Alliance française schools.

The Ministère's partner institutions have extensive document resources dealing with Québec. As a result, by learning French as a second language with a Ministère partner, you can also become familiar with Québec society.

To find out which countries and schools have agreements with the Government of Québec, consult the List of agreements with language schools.

Reimbursement of fees paid abroad

The Ministère can reimburse up to $1,500 CA to immigrants who took French courses aboard after they obtain their Québec selection certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec). Find out about the reimbursement of fees for French courses.

Assessment of French knowledge to immigrate

To submit an application under the Regulars Skilled Worker Program and obtain the number of points required in the selection grid for knowledge of French, you must present attestations of assessment test results or diplomas recognized by the Ministère.

For more information on this subject, consult the section French knowledge for candidates from the Regular Skilled Worker Program. 

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