A temporary authorization to receive instruction in English given to a child is valid for the same period as the immigration document issued to the parent or child or for the duration of the temporary stay. It expires on June 30 of the school year in which the parent or child's temporary stay ends. It may be renewed provided that the applicant still meets the same criteria as their initial application. This authorization cannot be granted to children of foreign nationals claiming refugee status or for those choosing to settle in Québec on a permanent basis.
Children who qualify for a temporary authorization to receive instruction in English in Québec generally fall into the following categories:
Children who come to Québec without their parents and who wish to register in an English school still require a certificate of eligibility. They require a CAQ (Certificate of acceptance from Québec) from Immigration Québec, and a study permit from Immigration Canada. International students that are not part of an exchange program must be charged tuition fees. Please contact the Riverside School Board for more information or you can visit the following Websites: