Your child could be eligible for English Education!

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.
To find out if your child is eligible to attend an English school and/or to register them for school, contact the school closest to you of the Eastern Townships School Board,
or contact Ms. Claire Pelletier:

  • 819-868-3100, ext. 55012

Instruction in English

French is the first language of over 80% of the population of Québec. The proportion of Quebeckers who say they know French is even higher, at 90%. In addition to being the language of everyday life in most regions of Québec, French is the language of instruction.

The Charter of the French language states that all children must be educated in French until the end of their secondary studies, whether in a public school or a subsidized private school.

However, the Charter does provide for certain special cases where children are permitted to pursue their preschool, elementary and secondary school education in English at English-language public schools or subsidized private schools.

The Ministère de l’Education, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche(MEESR) processes applications for eligibility for instruction in English.

The information provided in this section in no way replaces the provisions of the law and regulations that apply regarding the right to receive instruction in English, which must be consulted to obtain a full and exact understanding of the criteria to be met with respect to the language of instruction.

Further information is available from Québec schools and school boards that provide preschool, elementary school and secondary school education in English and from the Ministère de l’Education, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche office in charge of applications for certificates of eligibility for instruction in English (Bureau d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en anglais).

Education supérieur, Enseignement, et Recherche: Québec Website CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY

To reach them:
: aea-mtl@mels.gouv.qc.ca

Fax: 514-864-2665

Admissibilité à l’enseignement en anglais
600, rue Fullum, 11e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2K 4L1

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