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Financial assistance

Part-time and specialized French courses

Since July 1, 2019:

  • Immigrants taking a part-time French course are entitled to financial assistance of $15 per day of training, a first!
  • They can also receive an allowance for child care, which has been increased from $7 to $9 per day of training, per child or dependent person.
  • Temporary workers, foreign students, as well as their spouse, are now eligible for part-time French courses as well as the accompanying financial assistance. Prior to this, individuals who were temporarily residing in Québec did not have access to in-class French courses offered by the Government of Québec. Read the notice for individuals temporarily residing in Québec.

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 part-time French course (including a specialized French course by occupational field) can receive financial assistance of $15 per day of three hours of training. Read the notice.

Students are not eligible for an allowance for participation in courses 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;
  • He or she is an asylum seeker.

Child care allowances

If you are taking a part-time or specialized course, you can receive financial assistance to help cover your child care expenses.

This financial assistance is set at $9 per child per day of three hours of training.

In order to be eligible for this financial assistance, the person who takes care of your child cannot be your spouse.

Financial assistance cannot be granted to two spouses registered for a French course from the Ministère for the care of the same dependent children.

Asylum seekers are not entitled to this allowance.


Participation and child care allowances are offered to those studying French in a classroom setting. Other forms of instruction and activities are not eligible for these allowances, for example:

  • online French courses;
  • distance education, training within a company or in another organization in the workplace environment; 
  • immersion internships; 
  • francization supporting activities that are not connected with a course.

Requesting reimbursement of child care expenses

To request financial assistance, you must fill out the form below and send it to the management of your course location:

INFORMATION: Contact the Customer contact centre.


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 : 2019-10-09
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