Financial Assistance

To help you learn French, the Québec government offers financial assistance. This assistance is designed to help you attend classes and care for your children.

Financial assistance for your participation in the courses

You can receive $25 for each day that you take a course of 3 hours or more.

To be eligible for this financial assistance, you must take at least 4 hours of French lessons per week in a French-speaking institution.

The steps to follow for financial assistance applications depend on the type of institution where you are taking your course:

If you are not sure of what steps to take, ask for help from you teaching institution.

You cannot receive this financial assistance if:

  • you or your spouse are receiving last-resort financial assistance (social assistance);
  • you are already receiving money from:
    • employment insurance (unemployment)
    • Workforce trainaing measures
    • Aim for Employment Program
    • the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST)
    • Québec Parental Insurance Plan (maternity or parental leave)
  • your refugee claim is being analyzed by the Government of Canada

Financial assistance for childcare

You can receive $9.00 for each child that you require childcare to allow you to attend a class of 3 hours or more. To be eligible for this financial assistance, you must take at least 4 hours of French lessons per week in a French-speaking institution.

You can also apply for this financial assistance for the care of your dependents who have disabilities.

If your spouse is also taking a French course, only 1 of the 2 parents can receive financial assistance for childcare.

To apply for the reimbursement of childcare costs for your children:

  • Fill out the form Demande de remboursement de frais de garde A-0592-CF (in French only);
  • Attached the required documents to the form.
  • Submit the completed form and the requested documents to the registrar of the educational institution.

To find a childcare service, consult the List of available childcare centres (CPE) and daycare centres.

You cannot receive this financial assistance if:

  • the person who is looking after your child is your spouse;
  • your refugee claim is being analyzed by the Government of Canada.

We recommend that you apply for reimbursement at the start of the session.

Otherwise, you will have 60 days after the end of your session to submit your application.