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Knowledge the French language

Graduates of a Quebec French-language university who successfully completed a three-year, full-time program of studies are exempt from having to submit proof of knowledge of the French language. 

Candidates who do not meet these requirements must submit one of the following documents to obtain their permit:

  • secondary school diploma issued by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation as of and after the 1985-86 school year;
  • secondary school trasncript issued by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation, indicating that you passed the fourth or fifth year secondary level examination for French as a first language;
  • official transcript indicating that you received no less than three years of full-time instruction delivered in French, regardless of the country;
  • certificate attesting that you passed the exam of the Office de la langue française du Québec (OQLF).

If you are unable to provide proof of one of these requirements, go to the OQLF website.