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Renewing the Québec Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ)


Your immigration documents must be valid from the first to the last day of the semester. If this is not the case, the Registrar will cancel all your classes for the semester.


Apply for your CAQ online or by mail.

  • Write the correct level of university studies
  • Consult the university calendar for the end date for your program
  • Request your official documents from the Registrar


Once you have completed the application, you will receive a document checklist.

  • Mail your documents by certified post to the address listed on your checklist
  • Write your CAQ file number on each document you send
  • Keep copies for your records


Once your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation letter in your online account. You can use this confirmation letter for your study permit application.


You will receive two originals of your CAQ by mail.

  • Use the first one for your study permit application (if you haven't already used the CAQ confirmation letter)
  • Present the second one to the Registrar (5.120 Decelles), and then keep it for your records


If you did not study full-time for any reason (you studied part-time, took a semester off, did an internship, etc.) add the following documents:

  • A signed letter explaining why your studies were not your principal activity
  • Supporting documents that prove why your studies were not your principal activity (airplane ticket, internship contract, doctor's note, etc.)
  • Proof that you maintained health insurance throughout the entire duration of your previous CAQ



Your proof of financial capacity must include a declaration of financial support if the documents are not in your name.


  Check the processing times for a complete CAQ application. If your application is incomplete, the processing times may double.


If you receive a letter that your application is incomplete, don't hesitate to contact us



*This information has no official value and is only a synthesis of the required procedures to the best of our knowledge at the date of publication. Changes to laws can occur at any time without further notice. The laws and rules of Quebec and Canada, as well as the information provided on the websites of the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI) as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), take precedence over the information contained herein.

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