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The International Students section of this website is available in four languages: French, English, Spanish and Chinese. However, the rest of the site is only available in French and English.

International students

Admission

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - FRENCH OR ENGLISH PROGRAMS

The College welcomes international students in a French teaching program from Secondary 1 to Secondary 5 (Grades 7 to 11) as well as in a English teaching program from Grades 10 to 12. Applications for admission for the 2023-2024 school year starts September 15th. 

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Future students 

If you would like to know more information about the College's program, facilities and admission requirements and fees, please contact Gioia Brizic by email at gioia.brizic@collegebourget.qc.ca or by calling 450-455-0815, extension 1349. 

Applicants

If you have any questions regarding your application status, please contact Isabelle Creusot by email at isabelle.creusot@collegebourget.qc.ca or by calling 450-455-0815, extension 1610. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Step 1 : Complete an online application by clicking FORM.
Step 2 : Submit the following supporting documents:

  • A statement of interest from the the applicant written in English (providing some information about the applicant’s current interests as well as what he or she would like to get out of attending Bourget College)
  • A copy of the most recent school report (PDF format)
  • A copy of the final school reports from the two previous years (PDF format)
  • A copy of the applicant's birth certificate (English translation required where applicable)
  • A recent photo of the applicant
  • $50 application fee (non refundable) payable through Flywire, an international payment portal 
  • An introductory video ** (maximum two minutes).  Please submit the hyperlink to admissions@collegebourget.qc.ca.  The subject of your email must be your child's last name, first name and level requested


INFORMATION ON THE VIDEO

Content:

  • Introduction - First name, last name and age, and a few words about your family.
  • What school are you currently attending? What do you like about it?
  • Are you involved in any specific programs, activities, clubs or committees at your current school?
  • What are your passions, interests or hobbies?
  • Why do you want to come to Bourget College?
  • Is there a specific program you wish to participate in at Bourget College?
  • Tell us why you believe Bourget College should accept you for the 2023-2024 academic year.


Step 3- Interview : In order to get to know the applicant and assess his/her English or French language oral proficiency, a member of our admissions team will arrange an online interview with the applicant.  

Additional information


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

·      http://www.cic.gc.ca/

·      https://www.canada.ca/en/immig...

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 isabelle.creusot@collegebourget.qc.ca.

  • 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.