Quebec is an ideal destination for international students to study in Canada because it offers a more affordable and advantageous experience for students wanting to start a prosperous life. In 2019, the eastern province had drawn in more than 50, 000 students a year. More and more international students want to study in Quebec. Why do you ask? For the following reasons:
Low Tuition Fees to Study in Quebec
Tuition fees can be expensive in high-demand, industrialized provinces like Ontario. In contrast, tuition fees in Quebec are 20% to 25% lower with $6,000 – 7,000 CAD a semester (depending on the college). This is one of the several favorable reasons why international students who want to study in Canada would want to study in Quebec.
Low Cost of Living in Quebec
The cost of living in Quebec is more affordable. It has one of the lowest costs in North America with living expenses ranging from $600 – 800 CAD a month depending on the lifestyle of the student.
Free French Classes
French is the official language of the province. It could be intimidating for international students who want to study in Quebec.
On July 1st, 2019, the government of Quebec began to offer a free full-time French course accompanied by financial assistance for immigrants. Temporary workers, international students as well as their spouses are eligible for these classes. They also have the option of taking French full-time, part-time, or specialized by field of employment.
Those taking full-time French are eligible to receive a participation allowance from $141 to $185 per week plus transportation and child care allowance if applicable. Students who are part-time or specialized by field of employment are permitted to financial assistance. This is the assistance of $15 per day of training in addition to $7 to $9 per day of training per dependent person or child.
Labor Market & Career opportunities
Additionally, international students choose to study in Quebec because of the constantly growing and changing job market. International students have two ways to work in a foreign country by their study permits. In which they can work up to 20 hours a week and Post Graduate Work Permit eligibility once a 2-year program is completed. The most recommended jobs in the Quebec job market are Marketing, Finance, Advertisement, Construction, Engineering, and Information Technology.
Better PR Chances
Learning basic French increases an international student’s chances of getting employment after graduation and permanent residency in Quebec.
Quebec Colleges COVID-19 updates:
Due to COVID-19, the government is taking the steps needed to ensure international students get the most out of their studies abroad. Students can start online classes with AIP (Approval in Principle) and remain eligible for a post-graduate work permit. Students can request refunds if AIP is received.
Online studies provide a flexible approach to studying. But studying online is not for all, so M College offers students a 4-week trial to online classes. Students who are not comfortable with online classes also can defer to “on-campus learning” for the next available intake.
M College also has a benefits plan called MCERB (M College Emergency Response Benefit). Students compensated with the materials needed to study online with the “Hardware Assistance” plan. This includes a laptop and a four-month data plan OR those facing financial issues can get financial assistance of up to $700 CAD.
This plan is only for international students residing outside of Canada at the time of application submission. International students must have a valid study permit or AIP from IRCC. Also have received a Letter of Acceptance for May 2020/September 2020 intakes.
New to our Career Abroad family is Ascent College in Montreal and they are offering Computer-related Post Graduate programs.
Visit our website to see the list of Quebec Colleges we work with and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an admission counselor now for more information and assistance.
only for September 2020 intake to January 2021 intake.