Authorizations to study in Québec
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Renewing your authorizations to study in Québec

Starting January 26, 2021, candidates for the Foreign Student Program must submit an application for temporary selection for studies and make the payment of the required fees via the online application for temporary selection for studies and submit their documents required as proof electronically in Arrima. Paper applications are accepted by the Ministère until January 25, 2021.

Application for temporary selection for studies

If your studies extend beyond the expiry date of your CAQ for studies or your level of studies changes, you will have to file a new application for temporary selection for studies.

It is suggested that you submit this application at least three months before your study permit expires. If you intend to travel outside of Canada around the time your student authorizations are about to expire, you should file your application for temporary selection and a study permit before you leave.

To file an application, you must:

  • Complete an application online (with online payment using a credit card);
  • To complete your application, submit all of the required documents online on the Arrima platform;
  • For minor children (under age 18) who will be pursuing their studies, submit the documents applicable to their situation.

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You will have to produce up-to-date proof of your financial capacity to support your new application for a CAQ for studies, and have new declarations signed (financial support, parental authority, guardianship of a minor child), if your situation requires you to do so.  




If you application is accepted, two copies of the CAQ for studies will be mailed to you at the mailing address indicated on your application form.

If your application for temporary selection for studies is refused and you have good reason to believe that it should have been accepted, you do have recourse.

To apply for your study permit, send the copy of the CAQ for studies marked "Immigration Canada" to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office.

IRCC requires 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.

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