Vocational training in Quebec

Vocational training leads to a vocational studies diploma (DEP) and opens the doors to exciting jobs. These are short training courses lasting from 600 to 1800 hours which allow the acquisition of skills in demand on the job market.

In addition, each program allows students to complete an internship in a company that is a first experience working in the field of training.

Most courses start in August and January but it is possible to start at other times during the year.

Training offers from our Vocational Training Centers - Come see!


If you are already registered for a vocational training and want to CHANGE TRAINING, please let us know by email or call 514-765-7500, 7531 ext.
so that we can be aware of the change.

If you are already enrolled in a training program that you wish to CHANGE, please let us know by email or call 514-765-7500, extension 7511 so we can be aware of the change.


Admission requirements for vocational training

Steps of a request

  • Choose the vocational training program
  • Check the admission conditions
  • Send your registration and send the required documents to international@csmb.qc.ca. Pay the analysis and file follow-up fees of $ 200, including the admission letter and additional service fees of $ 40
  • Receive the admission letter to your email address
  • Get your Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ)
  • Apply for your Canada Study Permit and Co-op Work Permit
  • Prepare your arrival in Montreal (plane ticket, accommodation, etc.)
  • Give your arrival date to the Admissions Officer
  • Get an appointment with the admissions officer to finalize your file
  • Pay the first payment of tuition fees before starting your training.

Level of education required

  • Quebec education system: 4th year of secondary school successful
  • Equivalent for the French education system: Second year passed
  • Other education systems: 10 successful years of schooling


To demonstrate your education, you must provide ONE of the following documents:

  • Diplomas and transcripts of your studies, in original language and translation done by a recognized translator (documents translated by an interpreter will be refused).



Language requirements

  • Candidates who have not completed their studies in French must:
    • Have passed level 6 (* July 2021) the francization program offered in an adult education center of a school board in Quebec


    • 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.

Fees to pay

Tuition fees

The costs displayed on the site for each of the programs are the tuition fees, payable in three installments. The first payment will be required when starting the training. The other installments will have to be paid during sessions 2 and 3.

A payment schedule will be provided.

Due to a France-Quebec agreement, French students are exempt from tuition fees.

Additional services

Additional services fees are $ 40 per training. Payment of $ 40 is required when registering on the site (non-refundable).  

Material costs

Hardware costs vary by program. These are mainly books, tools, clothes that you will have to obtain according to the requirements of the training. These fees vary between $ 250 and $ 800 and are payable as the training progresses. A list will be provided to you on the first day of class.

Processing your request

You must submit your admission application 6 months before the start of the chosen course *. It is necessary to consider the delays of treatment of your file by our organization as well as those of the immigration authorities.

You will have to demonstrate 6 weeks before the start of the training that you have all the required documents.

* Unless you already have a CAQ, a study permit or if you hold a French passport.