Deemed to Reside in Québec

To qualify for the Loans and Bursaries Program, you must reside or be deemed to reside in Québec, as defined by any of the following criteria. 

  1. You were born in Québec.
  2. One of your parents or your sponsor resides in Québec.
  3. You hold a selection certificate issued under the Act respecting immigration to Québec.
  4. Your parents are deceased, but one of them resided in Québec at the time of his or her death. 
  5. You still reside in Québec, although your parents now live elsewhere. 
  6. Québec is the last place where you resided for 12 consecutive months without pursuing postsecondary studies during that period.
  7. You were adopted by a person who resided in Québec at the time of your adoption.
  8. You have been living in Québec for at least three months and have not resided in another Canadian province for more than three months,
  9. You have resided in Québec in accordance with the following statements (a to d) for three consecutive years within the last five years.

    • a. One of your parents or your sponsor reside in Québec.
    • b. You still have your residence in Québec, although your parents (or sponsor) now live elsewhere.
    • c. Québec is the last place where you resided for 12 consecutive months without pursuing postsecondary studies.
    • d. You have been residing in Québec for at least three months and have not resided in another Canadian province for more than three months.

  10. Your spouse was born in Québec or meets one of the conditions specified in points 3, 6, 7, 8, 9c or 9d.

Studies outside Québec

If you are studying outside Québec, you may qualify for the Loans and Bursaries Program if you meet the eligibility criteria and are in one of the following situations: 

  1. You study outside Québec but reside in Québec and travel to and from your school daily.

In order to avail yourself of criteria 12, 13 or 14 you must have lived in Québec for at least two consecutive years prior to your departure, which must have occurred less than three years ago.

  1. Your parents or sponsor reside in Québec. Before your departure, you were in one of the situations listed in the preceding section, except for #5 (or criterion 9, situation b). 
  2. Your parents or sponsor formerly resided in Québec and left the province less than three years ago. Before your departure, you were in one of the situations listed in the preceding section, except for #5 (or criterion 9, situation b).
  3. You did not interrupt your full-time studies for more than twelve consecutive months starting on the date you left Québec. Before your departure, you were in one of the situations listed in the preceding section, except for #5 (or criterion 9, situation b).