Since July 1, 2019, the immigrants in Quebec have access to the free course of learning French provided by the Quebec Government.
The government is providing full-time courses of 25 to 30 hours a week. Anyone holding an immigration status, regardless of how long they have lived in Quebec, can take a free full-time French course and obtain financial assistance offered for participating in this course. Financial assistance for immigrants registered for a full-time course offered by the Ministere de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) has also increased, from $141 to $185 per week. Along with traveling and commutation allowances, the participant is eligible to receive a maximum of $25 per child or dependent person, per day of training.
For the part-time training of 4, 6, 9 or 12 hours a week, the participant is entitled to receive financial assistance of $15 per day of training and $9 of allowance per child or dependent person per day.
The individuals residing temporarily like temporary workers, students, as well as their spouse, are eligible for full-time or part-time courses as well as the accompanying financial assistance. In addition to this, for online courses, the individuals residing in Quebec and hold a Certificat d’acceptation du Quebec (Quebec Acceptance Certificate) is eligible for the format with a tutor.