Studying in Québec
Obtaining Authorizations to Study in Québec
In order to study in Québec, you must be admitted to the educational institution of your choice. You must then obtain a Certificate of Acceptance from Québec (CAQ), in other words, a Québec acceptance certificate for studies from the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) and a study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This requirement applies to any program lasting more than six months at the elementary, secondary, college or university level, as well as to all other programs offered by an educational institution. Some foreign nationals may also need a temporary resident visa to enter Canada. In such cases, the Canadian visa officer will issue the visitor a visa at the same time as the study permit.