Applying for admission to full-time French courses for immigrants

You must be available Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when you apply. Your course can start at any time of the year.

Information to provide

To apply for a full-time French course, you must provide one of the following documents:

  • A document proving your immigration status;


  • Your individual reference number. You can find it on one of these documents:
    • Your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ);
    • Your Certificate of acceptance from Québec (CAQ);
    • Your Asylum seeker document;
    • Acknowledgement of receipt of your refugee claim or a notice to appear for an interview for your refugee claim issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada;
    • Any other personal communication sent by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration.

To apply for financial assistance, you need to provide your social insurance number (SIN). For information on how to get your social insurance number, visit Service Canada This hyperlink will open in a new window..

If you do not have a social insurance number, you will need:

  • Your Individual Tax Number (ITN);


  • Your Temporary Tax Number (TTN);

It is a 9-digit number, provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

In the application form, you will need to indicate your preferred training location. You can consult the map of educational institutions that offer full-time French courses This hyperlink will open in a new window. to find a location near you.

Should you need assistance in completing your application, you may contact the training location where you wish to study, or to a supporting organization.

Complete the online application form

To apply for a full-time French course, fill out the online application form.

You will be able to save your application and complete it through more than one visit should you need to change it before submitting it.

It is not possible to apply for a full-time French course using Safari. Use another browser to register.

Processing time

Courses generally start within 50 working days if this is your first time applying for a full-time French course.

Processing time begins when the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration (MIFI) receives your application form.

Your course may also start before the end of this period.

See the MIFI Customer Service Statement This hyperlink will open in a new window.(in French only) for more details.

General notice

We are currently receiving a large number of applications for full-time French courses. Twenty-five (25) additional business days may be required to process your initial application.

If you prefer to start right away, you can take a fully online course from the Intermediate level.


If you wish to allow a person (whether belonging to an organization or not) to have access to information concerning your application for admission to a French course or to allow that person to act on your behalf in connection with an application for a French course, you must complete the corresponding section provided for in the online application form.



Last update: June 18, 2024


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