The Declaration of Eligibility
Who can get a declaration of eligibility?
Generally, a child can obtain a Declaration of Eligibility:
if he received most of his primary or secondary education in Canada in English;
- or if his brother or sister received the majority of his elementary or secondary education in English in Canada;
- or if their mother or father received the majority of their primary education in English in Canada;
- if he is the child of a parent who attended school in Quebec after August 26, 1977 and who could have been declared eligible for education in English at that time.
In the first two cases, the father or mother of the child must be a Canadian citizen. In the third box, the parent must have Canadian citizenship.
The Declaration of Eligibility for Teaching in English under either of Articles 73, 76 and 86.1 is permanent, that is, it is not limited.
In addition, a child declared eligible for education in English under one or other of these articles may, even if he or she studies all in French, pass on their rights to their children.
When a child is declared eligible for education in English, so can his siblings.