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List of exemptions

The following persons are exempt from the requirement to obtain the Minister’s consent to stay in Québec as a foreign student:

  • individuals participating in a federal assistance program for developing countries (for example, the beneficiaries of a Commonwealth scholarship or a full scholarship from Global Affairs Canada, including Francophonie scholarships)
  • individuals who wish to enrol in a training course lasting six months or less
  • for a maximum period of six weeks as of the date of their arrival in Canada, individuals residing legally in the United States, Greenland or Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
  • minor children who are asylum seekers, recognized refugees or protected persons in Canada, or the children of an asylum seeker, recognized refugee or protected person in Canada
  • minor children:
    • of preschool age
    • who are required to attend primary or secondary school and are already in Québec accompanying a person having parental authority who is residing in Québec as a temporary foreign worker, a foreign student or in order to receive medical treatment
  • the spouse and dependent children of diplomats, consular officers or international civil servants residing in Québec
  • protected persons in Canada (including refugees) under Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • persons residing in Québec whose spouse or de facto spouse is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who has submitted a sponsorship application on their behalf
  • holders of a temporary resident permit under Section 24 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that is issued with a view to the eventual granting of permanent residence
  • persons registered as status Indians under the Indian Act
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Last modification : 2018-11-30
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