The province of Quebec increased the amount of financial aid available to immigrants studying French
The provincial government in Quebec is boosting financial assistance for newcomers attending full-time and part-time French-language courses.
In a release, Quebec's Ministere de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Integration (MIFI), announced that it is raising the weekly benefit for those taking a full-time French course to $205. That is only $5 more than the previous $200 assistance per week.
The weekly stipend for these full-time students has risen by just 2.5 percent this year, which is far less than the current rate of inflation, which is at 7.7%. Last year, the provincial government increased the financial assistance from $188 per week to 200.
For you to be eligible for financial assistance, you must take at least 4 hours of French lessons per week. The steps to follow for financial assistance applications depend on the type of institution where you are taking your course:
If you are enrolled in a Québec government partner organization, they will send you the form to complete
If you are enrolled in a school service centre, you must complete the application yourself for financial assistance in taking a part-time course
Take note that you must ask for help from your teaching institution if you are not sure of what steps to take.