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Specialized French courses by occupational field

You can improve your French in a professional field, whether for work or study. 

Specialized intermediate- or advanced-level courses are available. The time commitment is six hours a week. The courses are designed to improve your French in a professional field, through:

  • knowledge of field-specific terminology
  • ability to read and write documents in this field
  • your ability to converse with your colleagues and clients

New!
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.

On this page, you will find the following information:

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Person granted permanent residency
  • Person authorized to submit an onsite application for permanent residency
  • Person who obtained asylum
  • Person who has settled in Québec and is requesting asylum
  • Holder of a temporary stay permit issued with a view to the eventual granting of permanent residency or of a permit from the minister
  • Holder of a temporary stay permit as a temporary worker or foreign student. Read the notice;
  •  Holder of a Certificat de selection du Québec (Québec Selection Certificate). Read the notice;
  • Holder of a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (Québec Acceptance Certificate). Read the notice;
  • Naturalized Canadian citizen

Learn more about immigration statuses

Schedule

Upcoming sessions in 2019-2020:

  • July 8 to September 22, 2019
  • September 30 to December 15, 2019
  • January 6 to March 22, 2020
  • March 30 to June 14, 2020

Specialized French courses are not offered during the summer session.

Printable version: 2019-2020 Annual course schedule (in French - PDF, 21 Kb)

Registration

Courses are given in different educational institutions depending on the field. You must contact the institution to register for the course of your choice.

Financial assistance

Students admitted to a part-time French course can receive a participation allowance of $15 per day of training of three hours, as well as a child care allowance of $9 per dependent child or per disabled person who is dependent, per day of training.


Learn more about the eligibility criteria for financial assistance.

Courses available by subject area

Health

Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Berri-UQAM metro
www.cvm.qc.ca/francisation
514 982-3437, ext. 2060

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
Henri-Bourassa metro
bus 164 or 171
francisation@bdeb.qc.ca
514 332-3000, ext. 7307

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cégep André-Laurendeau
Angrignon metro
secretaire.francisation@claurendeau.qc.ca
514 364-3320, ext. 6403

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m.

Printable version (in French only - PDF, 394 Kb)

Nursing care

Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Berri-UQAM metro
www.cvm.qc.ca/francisation
514 982-3437, ext. 2060

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Printable version (in French only - PDF, 303 Kb)

Engineering and applied sciences

Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Berri-UQAM metro
www.cvm.qc.ca/francisation
514 982-3437, ext. 2060

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cégep St-Jean-sur-Richelieu − Centre de Brossard
Brossard
fc.brossard@cstjean.qc.ca
450 676-1745, ext. 2801

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Printable version (in French only - PDF, 343 Kb)

Administration, law and business

Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Berri-UQAM metro
www.cvm.qc.ca/francisation
514 982-3437, ext. 2060

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cégep André-Laurendeau
Angrignon metro
secretaire.francisation@claurendeau.qc.ca
514 364-3320, ext. 6403

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Université Laval
Québec
joannie.st-pierre@elul.ulaval.ca
418 656-2131, ext. 408527

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cégep St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Centre de Brossard
Brossard
fc.brossard@cstjean.qc.ca
450 676-1745, ext. 2801

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Printable version (in French only - PDF, 429 Kb)

Courses available for special clienteles

Consular corps

Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Berri-UQAM metro
francisation@cvm.qc.ca
514 982-3437, ext. 2060

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Printable version (in French only - PDF, 359 Kb)

Live-in caregiver

Service d’interprète, d’aide et de référence aux immigrants (SIARI)
Plamondon metro, exit Plamondon
francisation@siari.org
Tél. : 514 738-4763

Schedule: Saturday or Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

 

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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