Spouses or partners of international full-time students can apply for open work permits. They do not need to have a job offer or be subject to labour market impact assessment.
For more information, go to the following pages of the Government of Canada website:
HEC Montréal’s insurance plan for international students does not carry a family option. However, if you have a family health insurance plan that provides medical coverage equal to or greater than the medical insurance provided by HEC Montréal, you may be exempt from it as a student. You can search for a plan that suits your family’s needs at Securiglobe, Kanetix.ca, Croix-Bleue or Desjardins.
Note that since September 2021, all children are eligible for the Québec health insurance and basic prescription drug insurance plans provided that they are present in Québec for more than 6 months per year, whether they were born here or not.
The Centre de la petite enfance HEC is a campus daycare that can accommodate 112 children (20 infants, from 3 to 18 months, and 92 children, from 19 months to 5 years).
Daycares in Quebec are either
Parents are charged a basic fee, plus an additional fee calculated on family revenue. Use the daycare cost calculator to figure out the tentative daily fee.
Minor children, whose parents have arrived in Quebec or hold a work or study permit, must generally obtain the following documents:
This applies to children of elementary school age.