In addition to meeting the conditions specified by the Canadian government, international students who wish to study in Québec must satisfy certain requirements introduced by the Québec government.
In addition to your acceptance letter available online, you might have to obtain the following documents;
You will find more information about these documents below.
Exchange for 1 term
(LESS than 6 months)
Exchange for 2 terms
(MORE than 6 months)
Depending on your citizenship, you will either need a visitor visa (temporary resident visa) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Some students may also need a visitor visa (temporary resident visa)
Always refer to the immigration offices responsible for your country of residence before your departure.
The Visa Application Centres (VACs) provide administrative support services to applicants related to the submission of their applications. This service is particularly useful in countries or regions where there are few or no visa offices. Click here for all details and the list of countries. Please be cautious for fraud and only contact the centers from this list.
Failure to have your immigration papers in order before your arrival in Canada could make it difficult or impossible for you to enter the country.
If you are unable to provide HEC Montréal with proof that you have obtained the necessary immigration papers before your arrival, the school will be unable to officially admit you.
If you encounter any problems please contact us as quickly as possible!
Immigration papers required by the Canadian government
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