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Certificate of eligibility

A certificate of eligibility is generally delivered to children:

  • Who did most of their elementary or secondary studies in English in Canada; or 
  • Whose brother or sister did most of his/her elementary or secondary studies in English in Canada; or    
  • Whose father or mother did most of his/her elementary studies in English in Canada; or 
  • Whose father or mother attended school in Quebec after August 26, 1977 and could have been declared eligible for instruction in English at that time.  

The certificate of eligibility for instruction in English is permanent. In other words, there is no time limit after which it expires

Children who are declared eligible under section 73, 76 or 86.1 may pursue studies   in French and still transfer their right to receive instruction in English to their children.