After acceptance and payments
A first payment of $1,600 is required and will cover the costs for the CAQ (Quebec Acceptance Certificate), the opening of the file and the registration. Collège Bourget accepts international payments through our international payment portal powered by Flywire. This portal allows you to save on bank fees and exchange rates and track your payment online from start to finish.
Forms and documents to be completed will be sent to you afterwards.
Obtaining an Acceptance Certificate of Quebec (CAQ)
Upon receipt of all documents (step #2), the college will take the necessary measures to make an Acceptance Certificate of Quebec (CAQ) request for your child. The documents to be completed or provided will be sent to you.
It takes about a month before receiving the CAQ once the application is complete.
Here is the list of documents that will be requested:
- ORIGINAL birth certificate (MANDATORY);
- Declaration of Parental Authority, signed by both parents;
- Declaration, commitment and authorizations signed;
- Document demonstrating the financial capacity of this application (for example: letter of employment mentioning the salary of the person, payslip, declaration of income, bank letter).
Study permit and visa
All international students must obtain a Canadian study permit to study at Bourget College. Here are the two ways you can proceed:
1. If families choose to apply on their own, they can contact the Canadian Embassy/Consulate in their country. The Embassy/Consulate will provide them with all the necessary information to obtain this essential document.
2. Or the parents can hire an accredited immigration consultant registered with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) to proceed with the processing of the permit application.
Once Bourget College receives confirmation of the Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ) from Immigration Quebec, this document will be sent to you along with an official letter of acceptance and custodianship (Bourget College is the guardian of all its international students) as required by Immigration Canada.
Processing time varies by country. Parents should expect this process to take 4-6 weeks or more after receiving the CAQ. Processing times are updated on the Government of Canada website.
Study permits involve additional fees (consultation fees and/or embassy/consulate fees) that must be paid directly by the parents.
For more information, we invite you to consult the Canadian immigration websites at the following addresses
If an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or visa is also required to enter Canada, families can apply for it after receiving the study permit.
Health and hospitalization insurance
You must have health and hospitalization insurance for the duration of your study in Québec.
You can buy these insurance yourself, making sure it is international student insurance.
If you ask us, College Bourget can also take care of it. The cost of insurance is $600 for the school year.
Refund and cancellation policy
Once the student has registered, the notice of withdrawal must be done in writing and forwarded by email to the Registrar or to Isabelle Creusot at email@example.com.
- The $50 registration is non-refundable.
- The $1,600 administration fee is non-refundable even if the student does not arrive for the beginning of the school year or leaves during the year.
- In the event that the study permit is refused, the reimbursement of $1,000 of the registration fees will take place upon presentation of the refusal letter from the embassy.
If a student leaves school after September 1st, for whatever reason, including expulsion or because of COVID-19, parents are financially responsible for paying all expenses incurred at the time of departure, as well as tuition and service costs until the end of the full month in which the services were rendered. For students receiving financial assistance, it will be applied to the last month of the contract when calculating the amount of any applicable reimbursements.
If a student, due to the closure of the school in connection with COVID-19, has left the school but continues to take the courses remotely, the same conditions cited in the previous paragraph apply. In addition, in the event that the student has already paid for his or her school year, all unpaid services will then be reimbursed in proportion to the days spent at the school, excluding tuition fees.