For information on the eligibility criteria for a specific ITHQ program, please refer to the Admission section on that program’s overview page.
IMPORTANT: Before initiating immigration procedures in order to study at the ITHQ, international candidates must have been accepted into their selected program.
Once you've received your notice of admission from the ITHQ for the program of your choice, you can submit your request for immigration:
Steps to follow:
As soon as you receive your notice of admission from the ITHQ, apply for a Quebec Certificate of Acceptance for studies (CAQ) from the Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC). Please note that a fee will be charged.
Once you have received your CAQ, apply for a study and work permit for students (work-study and internship programs) and, if applicable, for a temporary resident visa from the Canadian visa office at your country's Canadian embassy .
When you arrive at Montréal-Trudeau Airport or at the Canadian border crossing, as a foreign student you will have to present the following official documents:
For customs control purposes, you must also make a list of all the personal effects that you are bringing with you or that have been shipped by air or sea. This list must be given to the CIC agent upon your arrival in Canada.
If you have been admitted to an ITHQ study program and have received a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and a letter of acceptance for a study permit issued by the Canadian Embassy in your country, please register with Accueil Plus . This service will facilitate your passage through Canadian customs.
Health and hospitalization insurance
For the entire duration of your studies, you must be covered by the group health and hospitalization insurance plan offered for international students studying at the ITHQ (approximately $725 per year).
Certain countries have reached a social security agreement with the Québec government allowing their nationals to benefit from the Québec health insurance plan during their postsecondary studies only. Please visit the Régie de l'assurance-maladie du Québec website to view the list of countries that have signed this agreement. In the event that you can benefit from the Québec health insurance plan, obtain a certificate of insurance from your national or regional health agency before you leave for Québec.
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