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Eligibility

Eligibility laws can be confusing!

Acquiring eligibility to attend an English school in Quebec can be complex! Here are some guidelines to help determine if your child may be eligible.

Good news!

A Certificate of Eligibility is not required for our Adult Education and Vocational Program students!

Visit our Adult & Vocational Website for more info!

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Does the student have a parent or a sibling who has a CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY? If so:

Provide:

  1. the child’s long form Birth Certificate, showing parents’ names
  2. parent’s valid proof of Canadian citizenship. If it is your child’s sibling who has eligibility, then we need the citizenship of the parent in common (child and eligible sibling)
  3. the parent’s or sibling’s Certificate of Eligibility (or the Quebec permanent code)

Did one Parent attend English Elementary and/or High School in Canada? If so:

Provide

  1. child’s long Birth Certificate showing parents’ names
  2. proof of Canadian Citizenship for the parent educated in Canada
  3. a letter of attestation from the school or school board attended (on official school letterhead) to prove that the majority of youth education (elementary and/or high school) was 100% in English

Is the child attending, or did the child attend, the majority of Elementary or High School in English in Canada?  (Excluding Private schools in Quebec and children who were granted a Temporary Stay Certificate of Eligibility - Bill 104). If so:

Provide

  1. child’s long Birth Certificate showing parents’ names
  2. parent’s proof of Canadian Citizenship
  3. a letter of attestation from the school or school board attended (on official school letterhead) to prove that the majority of youth education (elementary and/or high school) was 100% in English

Does the child have a sibling who is attending, or has attended, the majority of English elementary or secondary school in Canada? (Excluding Private schools in Quebec and children who were granted a Temporary Stay Certificate of Eligibility- Bill 104). If so:

Provide

  1. a letter of attestation from the school or school board attended (on official school letterhead) to prove that the majority of primary education was 100% in English
  2. parent’s proof of Canadian Citizenship
  3. child’s and sibling(s)’ long Birth Certificate showing parents’ names

Did a grandparent receive the majority of their education in English in Canada  If so:

Provide

  1. child’s and parent’s long Birth Certificate showing parents’ names
  2. grandparent’s Birth Certificate
  3. a letter of attestation from the school or school board attended (on official school letterhead) to prove that the majority of youth education (elementary and/or high school) was 100% in English
  4. proof that the parent studied in Quebec (report card or transcript)

Are the parents residing in Quebec temporarily* on a STUDENT or WORK AUTHORIZATION? If so:

Provide

  1. parent’s VALID Work or Student Authorization.
  2. child’s long Birth Certificate showing parents’ names (must be in English or French) and Immigration papers linking the whole family.

Is the family here on Diplomatic status? If so:

Provide

  1. parent’s letter of protocol and letter of attestation for child/children from Protocol Quebec
  2. child’s long Birth Certificate showing parents’ names (must be in English or French)

Still not sure? Contact Lisa, our Registration specialist!