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Full-time courses

Accelerate your integration in Québec by taking a full-time French course. Full-time French courses are offered through the Linguistic Integration Program for immigrants. They are intended for immigrants 16 years of age and over who have been living in Québec and residing in Canada for 5 years or less.

Conditions of eligibility

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

  • Permanent resident;
  • Authorized to apply in Canada for permanent residence;
  • Granted asylum;
  • Holder of a temporary stay permit issued pending the granting of permanent residence or a Ministerial permit;
  • Naturalized Canadian citizen.

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IMPORTANT! Students admitted to a full-time French course can receive a participation allowance of $141 a week, regardless of their immigration category, as well as a travel or transportation allowance and a child care allowance.


Submitting an application for admission

The applications for admission and financial assistance are made on the same form.


After submitting your application

The Ministère will confirm your eligibility for a full-time French course and indicate where and when your course will start. It will confirm your eligibility for allowances at the same time.


Courses are offered throughout the year. Once you submit your application for admission, you can expect to start your training soon thereafter, even during the summer. Financial assistance is offered to individuals taking a full-time French course. Each session is 11 weeks, 5 days a week.

Upcoming sessions in 2018-2019:

The session dates are provided for illustration only. The Ministère might offer courses on another date, depending on demand.


Have you been in Canada for more than 5 years or you are not eligible for a full-time French course? Take advantage of one of the many part-time French courses offered or use our online francization service.


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