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Temporary authorization

Children entitled to receive instruction in English under a temporary authorization fall into three broad categories:

First, the dependent children of persons living in Quebec temporarily to study or work, including:

  • The dependent children of foreign nationals who hold a Quebec certificate of acceptance or an employment authorization or a student authorization issued in accordance with the Federal Immigration Act, or who are exempted from holding such a certificate or authorization under a statute applicable in Quebec.
  • The dependent children of Canadian citizens or permanent residents domiciled in another Canadian province or a territory of Canada living in Quebec temporarily to study or work.
  • Second, the dependent children of persons who are not Canadian citizens and who are posted in Quebec temporarily as representatives or officers of a country other than Canada or of an international organization.
  • Third, the dependent children of members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are posted in Quebec temporarily. The temporary authorization to receive instruction in English is delivered to the child and is valid for the same period as the immigration document issued to the parent or child or for the duration of the temporary stay as specified in a sworn declaration. It expires on June 30 of the school year in which the parent or child’s temporary stay ends.