Registration


Eligibility Requirements for Public English Schools

QUEBEC REGULATION RESPECTING REQUESTS TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTION IN ENGLISH

In order to qualify for English Instruction in Quebec Public Schools, students must meet certain eligibility criteria under the Charter of the French Language as set out by the Quebec government.

Community Services Law 101 Public Office Hours are:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Summer Hours are: Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. starting July 1, to August 9, 2013.
Summer Closure is: July 22nd to August 2, 2013.

2013-2014 Registration
Certificate of Eligibility
Does the child meet eligibility criteria?

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
How to obtain a Long version Birth Certificate
Contact information
Links to Government websites

2013-2014 Registration of Preschool and Elementary and Secondary Students:

All new registrations for Elementary Students for the 2013-2014 school year will take place at the schools from FEBRUARY 4th to FEBRUARY 8th. The applications for the certificate of eligibility will be done at the same time.

All applications for the Certificate of Eligibility for Secondary students must be done at the School Board. After JUNE 14, 2013 ALL APPLICATIONS (Elementary or Secondary) for Certificate of Eligibility must be done at the School Board.

For Pre Kindergarten students: child must be 4 years of age before September 30th. Pre Kindergarten is offered in certain schools recognized by the M.E.L.S. as inner city.

For Kindergarten, the child must be 5 years of age before September 30th. Otherwise, you can apply for derogation (PDF). Please contact your elementary school or Student Services Department for details.

For Grade 1, the child must be 6 years of age before September 30th. Otherwise, you can apply for derogation (PDF). Please contact your elementary school or Student Services Department for details.

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Certificate of Eligibility

1. Does the child already possess a "CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY"?

If yes,
Bring the Certificate of Eligibility and birth certificate showing parents' names directly to the school your child will be attending. If you cannot find the document, please mention to the school that the eligibility has been granted.

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Does the child meet eligibility criteria?

2. Does the student have a parent or a sibling who possess a "CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY"?

If yes,
Provide the parent or sibling's Certificate of Eligibility (or just provide the Quebec permanent code of eligible one).
Provide proof of Canadian Citizenship of the parent whose eligibility is being used or the parent whose education was used for the sibling whose eligibility is being used.
If the sibling's Certificate of Eligibility indicates that one parent differs from the parents on the child's Birth Certificate, please provide proof of Canadian Citizenship of the common parent to both children.
Provide child's Long Version Birth Certificate, showing parents' names.

3. Did one Parent attend English Elementary School in Quebec before August 1977?

If yes,
Parents must clearly indicate elementary schools attended.
Provide child's Long Version Birth Certificate showing parents' names.

4. Did one Parent attend English Elementary School in Canada?

If yes,
Provide letter (on official school letter head) of proof of majority of primary education in English (100%) or percentage of English and percentage of French if applicable. (Parents must have minimum of four years, except Ontario, which must have 5 years)
Provide proof of Canadian Citizenship of parent who was educated in Canada.
Provide child's Long Version Birth Certificate showing parents' names.

5. Is the child attending or did he or she attend the majority of English Elementary or Secondary school in English in Canada?

(PRIVATE SCHOOL in Quebec is assessed on a point system, please contact the Schools Board) Bill 115

If yes,
Provide a letter (on official school letter head) of majority of primary or secondary education in English or - in English and in French if applicable.
Provide proof of Canadian Citizenship of one parent.
Provide child's Long Version Birth Certificate showing parents' names.
Provide proof of the family's residence in another province (tax assessments, lease, health cards, etc.).

6. Does the child have a sibling who is attending or has attended the majority of English elementary or secondary school in Canada?

(PRIVATE SCHOOL in Quebec is assessed on a point system, please contact the Schools Board) Bill 115

If yes,
Provide a letter (on official school letter head) of majority of primary or secondary education in English or percentage in English and percentage in French if applicable.
Provide proof of Canadian Citizenship of one parent.
Provide child's Long Version Birth Certificate showing parents' names.
Provide proof of the family's residence in another province (tax assessments, lease, health cards, etc.).

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7. Did the student or a sibling attend an English Private School in Quebec?

THERE IS NOW A POINTS SYSTEM USED TO ASSES A STUDENTS ABILITY TO RECEIVE ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL BOARD.

8. Did one of the parents complete the majority of their Elementary studies in English outside Canada and was domiciled in Quebec on August 26, 1977?

THIS ARTICLE NO LONGER APPLIES.

9. Are the parents residing in Quebec temporarily on a STUDENT or WORK AUTHORIZATION?

If yes,
Provide VALID Work or Student Authorization of parent - Indicating the name of the employer or school.
Provide child's Long Version Birth Certificate showing parents' names (must be in English or French) and Immigration papers linking the whole family.

10. Is the family here on Diplomatic status?

If yes,
Provide the ORIGINAL letter of Protocol of parent and ORIGINAL letter of attestation for child/children from Protocol Quebec - The diplomat must present himself at the school board to sign a sworn declaration .
Provide child's Long Version Birth Certificate showing parents' names (must be in English or French).

N.B. #9 & 10 Temporary Stay

If the parents status in Canada changes from Temporary Stay to Permanent Resident the Temporary Stay Certificate of Eligibility cannot be renewed.

Because of the complexity of Temporary Stay renewals, please contact one of the agents at the English Montreal School Board Law 101 Office for further information.

11. International Students

International Student Process for the EMSB

The Parent/Guardian/Agency must complete the attached questionnaire and forward it to EMSB (intstudent@emsb.qc.ca) so that a school can be chosen with the interests of the student in mind.  The Letters of Admission for both the C.A.Q. (Certificate D’Acceptance de Quebec) and Study Visa will be prepared. 

The Parent/Guardian/Agency will then start the process with Immigration Quebec to obtain the C.A.Q. www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/electronic-services/caq-electronic/index.html  and Immigration Canada for the Study Permit www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/study.asp

When the C.A.Q. has been received from Immigration Quebec, the Custodian of the Student  (for those requiring custodianship refer to Home stay) will come to the EMSB with

  • the C.A.Q.
  • the birth certificate of the student showing parents names (in their mother tongue  and translated into either English or French
  • a Certified Cheque or Money Order payable to the EMSB to cover the period the student will attend school.   

We will then complete the registration for the student and apply for the Certificate of Eligibility for the student to attend English School.
 
Home Stays can be organized through:
 www.canadahomestayinternational.com

Insurance can be organized through:
Ingle International at
www.studyinsured.com

Guard Me At
www.guard.me
www.guard.me/school/emsb

The Tuition Fees (payable to the EMSB) for 2013/2014 school year are:
Elementary School $7500.00 CDN
High School $9000.00 CDN

The School Fees (payable to the school) are as follows:
 Elementary Schools – Varies                                                                                 $30 - $100

  • Agenda
  • Workbooks
  • General Supplies, etc.

Royal Vale Elementary:

  • Enrichment component offered during school hours                      approx. $1000

(Math & Science)

  • after school enrichment                                                                             approx. $1000

High School – Varies                                                                                                 $100 - $450

  • Agenda
  • Locks
  • Physical Education Uniforms
  • I.D. Photos, etc

Ex-Curricular Activities (not compulsory)                                                            $100 - $500

  • Music
  • Workbooks
  • Dance
  • Travelling Abroad ( to be determined)

How to obtain a Long version Birth Certificate

To register your child with the English Montreal School Board an original long version birth certificate bearing the parents' names is required by the Ministry of Education. You can obtain information regarding Quebec birth certificates by contacting "Le Directeur de l'état civil" at 2050 Bleury, 6th floor, Montreal, 514-864-3900 or 1-800-567-3900 from elsewhere in Quebec.

http://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/en/default.html

For births outside of Quebec one must contact the Division of Vital Statistics where the child was born.

Contact information

Please contact the Community Services Law 101 Office through the English Montreal School Board phone number 514-483-7200 and ask to speak to one of our Registration Agents or come to our office 6000 Fielding Montreal, Quebec, Room 121 (MAP).

There are 2 Law 101 technicians:

Mrs. Carole Arsenault:
Tel.: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7248
Email address: carsenault@emsb.qc.ca

Mrs. Patrizia Caimano:
Tel.: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7250
Email address: pcaimano@emsb.qc.ca

Mrs. Nancy Mikoluk: (International Students)
Tel.: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7249
Email address: nmikoluk@emsb.qc.ca

Links to Government websites

You may consult the following Government Websites for detailed information:

Charter of the French Language's Office Website www.olf.gouv.qc.ca/english/regulations/reg_instruction.html

The MELS Website www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/daasa/rens/banque/Fiches/F95a.htm

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