Conditions of eligibility
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Conditions of eligibility

Full-time French courses are intended for immigrants 16 years of age and over who have been living in Québec.

You are eligible for a full-time French course if your immigration status is one of the following:

  • Permanent resident;
  • Authorized to apply in Canada for permanent residence;
  • Granted asylum;
  • Holder of a temporary stay permit issued pending the granting of permanent residence or a Ministerial permit;
  • Holder of a temporary stay permit as a temporary worker or foreign student. Read the notice;
  • Holder of a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (Québec Acceptance Certificate). Read the notice;
  • Naturalized Canadian citizen.

To learn more about immigration status


Students admitted and registered to a full-time French course can receive a participation allowance of $185 a week, regardless of their immigration category, as well as a transportation or commuting allowance and a child care allowance.

Take advantage of one of the many part-time French courses offered or use our online francization service.


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.


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Last modification : 2019-07-18
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