Steps to follow

To have the right to education in English recognized by a child, the parent or the person who has legal custody of the child must contact the school board or private school where he or she wishes to 'to register. We have made available an application to allow you to identify the school board in which you are located. Please click to access our 'My School Board' tool.

Application for Eligibility - Checklist:

  • Provide the child's birth certificate bearing the name of his parents.
  • Fill out the appropriate form and attach the required documents.
  • The school body then forwards the request, along with the required documents, to a person designated by the Ministry of Education,
  • Higher Education and Research to verify the children's eligibility for English-language school and to decide on this topic.

The request will generally be processed within 10 working days.

If the decision is negative, the parent can appeal, within 60 days, to the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec.

The parent may, within 30 days, appeal to the examination committee if he wishes to invoke a serious family or humanitarian situation in support of his request.

If you decide to appeal, your school board may be able to help you.
For further information, please consult the page of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education

Eligibility process resources