FAQ

Are there scholarships for international students?
There is a scholarship program and an additional tuition exemption program for students in vocational training offered by the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education in collaboration with Éducation internationale. Visit the International Education website.
The costs of opening and preliminary analysis of the student's file

As of July 1, 2021, the costs related to opening and preliminary file analysis fees will increase to $ 200.

This sum includes the letter of admission from an international student, the analysis of the file and the follow-up done by CSSMB International staff. The $ 40 fee for additional services will be included in this $ 200.

Note, however, that this amount only includes one postponement of the admission letter, for a second postponement request (3e letter), a fee of $ 100 will be charged.

Requirements in French to access vocational training

Candidates who have not completed their studies in French must:

  • Have successfully completed level 6 of the francization program offered in an adult education center of a school board in Quebec

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  • Obtain a minimum result of B1 on an official French test (TCF, TFI, TEF, DELF or TEFAQ)

As of July 1, 2021, all candidates who have taken French courses in a private school in Quebec must meet one of these two requirements.

Notes Applicants with post-graduate studies (university) in French are not subject to this requirement.

Candidates who do not meet the language requirements can precede their professional training with a francization program, offered in one of the four adult education centers of the CSSMB. Register in Francization.

What is the refund policy?

Visit the page that informs you of la refund policy

Will the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Service Center help me find accommodation?
It is the student's responsibility to find accommodation. Several sites can be consulted: • Kijiji <br>• Lamimo <br>• Facebook
Where can I buy medical insurance for my study stay in Canada?
Many insurance companies offer medical insurance. Here are a few :

What are the living expenses for living in Quebec?
It takes about $ 1000 per month. This is the recurring fee that you will have to pay every month. For example: rent, food, clothing, local transportation, utilities (electricity, telephone, etc.). The cost of living in Quebec is among the lowest in Canada.
How many students per class?
There are about 24 pupils per class for francization and for professional training.
How can I get from the airport to my accommodation?
    • Taxi
    • 747 Express Bus Line 747 service is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the airport and downtown Montreal (corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine - Berri-UQAM metro). Travel time is 7 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. For informations: www.stm.info
    • Car rental: Several car rental companies are present at the airport.
How will my level of French be determined?
During a meeting at the training center, a teacher will discuss with you. He will ask you questions about different topics of everyday life.
Where do the international students come from?
The students come from about thirty different countries, but mainly from France, China and North Africa.
How can I get around town?
There is a bus and metro system in Montreal managed by the Montreal Transit Corporation.

Visit the STM website.

Can I work while studying?
You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the sessions of your study program. During the holidays provided for in the school calendar (eg summer or winter vacation), you can work full time, up to 40 hours per week.
Can I return to my home country or travel outside of Canada while studying?
To learn more about traveling students, visit the website www.canada.ca.
What is the climate in Montreal?
Québec has a humid continental climate characterized by wide seasonal variations in temperature. You will have to adapt to four different seasons.

THEété (June July August). Temperatures can rise to 30 ° C. It's a good time to arrive in Montreal and adapt smoothly.

THEfall (September, October, November). Temperatures will drop slowly to get ready for the winter.

THEhiver (December, January, February). The temperature can go down to -20 ° C. It's a season to tame. Winter sports can help you like winter.

Le spring (March April May). It is the return of a milder and lighter weather that melts the snow and prepares us to welcome the heat of summer.