Certificate of English Eligibility

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.

When you come to register at the school, please bring all the following documents to ensure that you will obtain your child’s Certificate of Eligibility. The school will then apply for the Certificate of Eligibility and you will receive it in the mail. You must return to the school with your original Certificate of Eligibility to validate your registration with the school board.

  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • The birth certificate of the parent who received their education in English
  • The Permanent Code of the parent or sibling who received their education in English (High School, College or University transcript or the Certificate of Eligibility of the parent or sibling who is currently attending, or did attend, an English school)
  • Your current address and phone numbers
  • Your child’s Medicare card number and expiration date
  • Social Insurance Number of one or both parents
*Please note that all the documents and information have to be brought to your registration appointment to ensure that you receive your child’s Certificate of Eligibility as soon as possible.

Applying for a Certificate During the Summer

After June 9, 2017 All applications for Certificates of Eligibility must be done at the School Board head office.

English Montreal School Board
School Organization Law 101 - Office
6000 Avenue Fielding
Montreal, Québec H3X 1T4
Regular Hours: Aug 9, 2016 to Jun 30, 2017
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: Jul 4, 2017 to Aug 7, 2017
Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*The office is closed from December 24, 2016 to January 6, 2017 in the Winter and July 24 to August 6, 2017 in the Summer.

More Information

For more information on eligibility requirements for English public schools in Quebec, please visit the websites below: