The registration process for foreign students consists of 4 steps. We suggest that you begin the application process at least 6 months prior to the start of the course to avoid any delays in obtaining your study permit.
1st step: Application for College Eligibility
To apply, you must provide a copy of your most recent diploma and official transcript to verify that you meet the admission requirements. After studying your file, we will provide you with a letter of admission provided that you possess all the admission requirements.
In the event that we cannot verify your admission requirements, you will have to apply for a comparative evaluation for studies done outside Quebec. You will find the necessary information by clicking on the link: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/forms/search-title/comparative-evaluation/index.html
2nd step: Quebec Acceptance Certificate (C.A.Q.)
To apply, you will need:
- A letter of admission which we have provided you;
- Proof that you have the funds necessary to live in Canada and to return to your country;
- A valid passport;
- To pay a fee of approximately $100 CAD for this certificate.
You can apply by clicking on the following link:
3rd step: Study Permit
Once the acceptance certificate is in place, you will need to contact the Canadian visa office to obtain a study permit. This is the document that will allow you to enter Canada. You can apply online by clicking on the following link:
4th step: Enroll in the College
Once you have obtained your study permit and are in Québec, make an appointment with the person responsible for admissions to finalize your admission and registration. Bring your original documents, forms and diplomas with you and the $250 CAD fee for admission and registration.
We suggest that you arrive approximately one week before the start of the course in order to finalize your admission and registration. During this time, you can visit the college.
Under agreements between certain countries and Canada, you may be covered free of charge by the Quebec health care system. Otherwise, the College will offer you an insurance policy upon your arrival. Health insurance is compulsory for all and is paid for by of the student.
We can provide you with information to find accommodation. Occasionally, some students from outside the city or the country share accommodation for the course period. Here is a very convenient site: Kijiji
Make sure to bring appropriate clothing for the coldest period from December to March. For more information on the weather, visit the Environment Canada website.
Below are the approximate monthly costs to live in Quebec during your stay:
- Housing: between $400 and $500 per month depending on the type of dwelling
- Transportation: $60 for a monthly bus card
- Food: $ 250