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Applying for a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ)

Step 1: Start your application online

Applying for temporary selection for studies

Check out our application guide

Some key points

You will receive a personalized checklist once you have paid the processing fees.

Step 2: Proceed with your application

After you have completed your application and paid the fee, you must submit the supporting documents.

Need help with this step? Watch the videos (in French only)

Please do not contact HEC Montréal or the Ministry

Step 3: After completing your application

Confirmation that your document is issued

You will receive confirmation that your CAQ is issued through your online account (approximately 20 working days after the Ministry receives the documents).

Make sure that all the information on your CAQ is correct (first name, last name, date of birth, program dates, etc.).

The certificate

You will receive your CAQ by mail. Keep it in a safe place. You may be asked for it at the border.

Your Prerequisites

Agree to comply with all the conditions for issuing your Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) for studies, including:

Need help?

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Exchange students: please contact incoming@hec.ca


This online summary, dated February 27, 2019, holds no official standing. Changes may occur without notice. Quebec laws and regulations, as well as information emanating from the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, take precedence over this document.

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