Conditions of eligibility for allowances
 
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Conditions of eligibility for allowances

Participation in courses

The allowance for participation in French courses is granted under the Linguistic Integration Program for immigrants.

Students admitted and registered to a full-time French course can receive a participation allowance of $185 per week.

Students are not eligible for an allowance for participation in a course in any of the following situations:

  • He or she, the spouse or the person who provides his or her subsistence is receiving social assistance or solidarity benefits (under the Act respecting income support, employment assistance and social solidarity [CQLR, S-32.001];
  • He or she is receiving employment insurance benefits;
  • He or she is receiving benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan.

  

Notice for individuals temporarily residing in Québec:
An immigrant holding a work or study permit must respect the conditions related to their status. If the registration for a full-time French course does not conform to these conditions, the immigrant could lose their temporary resident status. Failure to respect the conditions of their stay could also lead to a refusal of the next application to stay in Québec or elsewhere in Canada. It is the immigrant’s responsibility to know the conditions related to their status and respect them. For more information, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Commuting, transportation and child care

All persons who are taking full-time French courses under the Linguistic Integration Program for immigrants, even those who are not eligible for an allowance for participation in a course, may receive commuting, transportation or child care allowances.

Persons admitted to full-time training may receive child care allowance if they are providing care to a child or a disabled person. If they live with a spouse, they must declare on the form that the spouse is unable to take care of these persons for one of the following reasons:

  • work,
  • studies,
  • illness,
  • disability.


 

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