Planning a budget
In order to take vocational training in Québec, you must be able to prove your financial capacity to undertake this venture during your immigration process.
The following is a breakdown of all the anticipated costs, which will help you determine the funds you need to complete your studies in Québec.
Note: Although you may be able to work during your studies in Québec, the salary you earn cannot be taken into account in calculating your financial capacity as part of the immigration process.
|Canadian students||French students||International students|
|Creating a file||$100 + tax||$100||$100|
|Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ)||N/A||$111||$111|
Tuition and related costs
Travel costs must include the cost of a return trip for all the people who will be immigrating with you.
Québec immigration laws stipulate that all foreign students in Québec must have health and hospital insurance and are required to maintain such insurance for the duration of their studies.
Éducation internationale reached a group insurance policy agreement for international students registered for vocational training programs in Québec educational institutions.
As of August 1, 2008, the monthly premium will be $65. Note that taxes and fees are included in the price. These costs will be billed to you prior to your arrival in Québec.
The people immigrating with you must also have health and hospital insurance coverage. You can obtain an online quote via the Desjardins website.
Living expenses for the duration of the stay
This estimate allows you to determine the cost of living in Québec based on the number of people immigrating with you. It will be used to assess your financial capacity.
It is important to note that these costs are provided for reference only and may vary based on the region and each person’s lifestyle.
|Family situation||Estimated budget for 12 months|
|One adult et one child||C$16,849|
|Two adults and one child||C$20,598|
|Two adults and two children||C$22,231|
Child: under age 18
Adult: age 18 or older
*These fees are indexed every year on January 1 and do not include tuition fees.
Source : Ministère de l’Immigration, Diversité et Inclusion du Québec
How to prove your financial capacity
As part of your immigration process, you must include originals or scanned copies of the documents below, depending on your situation, in order to prove your financial capacity:*
N.B. : If you are age 18 or over and the expenses related to your study stay in Québec are undertaken by another person (your father, mother or third party), you must enclose the following documents: