Reimbursement of fees for French language courses
Since April 1, 2009, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion is reimbursing up to C$1500 to immigrants holding a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) who took French language courses abroad after October 22, 2008.
The amount you can claim (up to a maximum of C$1,500) is the sum you paid and that was recorded on an official receipt issued by the educational institution where you took your course. The conversion into Canadian currency of the sum you paid for your course will be calculated on the date on which the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion received your request for reimbursement.
*Conditions of eligibility for reimbursement
To be eligible for a reimbursement, you must:
* All these conditions are mandatory.
The Ministère has signed agreements with over 109 educational institutions around the world. Most of these institutions belong to the Alliances françaises network. At the time of your registration, the institution must confirm to you that it is a signatory of a francization agreement with the Ministère.
You can take beginners, intermediate or advanced French courses. Advanced level C courses under the Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues (CECR) (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) are not eligible. To be eligible for a reimbursement, you must have completed the entire course. At the end of the course, the institution will provide you with a certificate of study confirming that you completed the required number of hours.
Reimbursement request form
The reimbursement request form (in French - PDF, 65 Kb) includes a section to be completed by the student and a section to be completed by the educational institution. Before leaving your country of origin, ask the person in charge at the educational institution where you took your course to complete the sections in the form pertaining to you, to sign it and to stamp it with the institution’s seal.
Note: Be sure to keep this document in a safe place as the Ministère only accepts the original.
You cannot send your form from your country of origin because it requires certain information that you can only obtain once you have arrived in Québec.
Take the time to carefully read the explanatory guide (in French - PDF, 58 Kb) that accompanies the form. It provides instructions on how to complete the form properly and will ensure that you submit a complete file.
Pay special attention to the documents that must be enclosed with your request. They are listed in point 6 on the form.
Submitting your request
Please send, by mail,your reimbursement request to the following address:
Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion
Montréal region: 514 864-9191