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French courses offered to immigrants by the Governement of Québec

French courses offered to immigrants by the Governement of Québec


More people are eligible and financial assistance has been increased!

Since July 1, 2019, a greater number of immigrants have access to free French courses offered by the Government of Québec, and to increased financial assistance.

What’s new for full-time courses (25 or 30 hours per week)

Since July 1, 2019:

  • Anyone holding an immigration status, regardless of how long they have lived in Québec, can take a free full-time French course and obtain financial assistance offered for participating in this course. Prior to this, only immigrants living in Québec for less than five years were eligible.
  • Financial assistance for immigrants registered in a full-time French course offered by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) has also increased, from $141 to $185 per week.

Transportation and commuting allowances have not changed, nor have child care allowances for a maximum amount of $25 per child or dependent person, per day of training.

What’s new for part-time courses (4, 6, 9 or 12 hours per week)

Since July 1, 2019, immigrants taking a part-time French course are entitled to:

  • Financial assistance of $15 per day of training, a first!
  • A child-care allowance, which has increased from $7 to $9 per day of training, per child or dependent person.

What’s new for individuals temporarily residing in Québec

Since July 1, 2019:

  • Temporary workers, foreign students, as well as their spouse, are eligible for full-time and part-time French courses as well as the accompanying financial assistance.

Prior to this, individuals who were temporarily residing in Québec did not have access to in-class French courses offered by the Government of Québec.

What’s new for online courses

Since July 1, 2019:

  • Individuals temporarily residing in Québec and hold a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (Québec Acceptance Certificate) are eligible for the format with a tutor.

Prior to this, these individuals only had access to the self-training format. No financial assistance is provided for online French courses.

For more information

To learn more about the offer of French courses and to register, visit www.Québec.ca/francais. In this section of MIDI’s website, you will find brochures and registration forms for full-time courses in 13 languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Tagalog, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu and Tamil.

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