Deadlines & guidelines
Step 3: Check deadlines and guidelines
Before you complete the Quebec residency application, please check the deadlines and guidelines below.
Here are the deadlines to apply for and submit all required documents for Quebec Resident status:
- Summer Session: August 1
- Fall Session: December 1
- For Winter Session: April 1
The Government of Quebec does not allow retroactive Quebec Resident status.
Once you have all your documentation together and you are ready to apply:
- Submit the "Quebec Residency Application" and supporting documents at MyConcordia.
- Log into MyConcordia.ca
- On the left-hand side, under "MyConcordia Menu," choose "My Student Centre."
- Under the "Personal Information" section, select "Quebec Residency Application."
- Supporting documents can also be submitted to the Birks Student Service Centre (LB-185).
*If you have problems with the online submissions, you can also send your applications by:
Birks Student Service Centre
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Room LB-185
By Mail or Courier:
Office of the Registrar, LB-700
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Canada H3G 2S2
Contact phone number for courier:
Once approved, students who are considered permanent Quebec residents never have to renew their Quebec residency status. You are considered a permanent resident if you are:
- Born in Quebec
- Holder of a CSQ (certificat de sélection du Quebec)
- Adopted by a Quebec resident
- Parents or sponsor deceased and one of parents was a Quebec resident
All other situations are considered temporary categories. If you are considered temporary you only have to renew your residency status if you are absent for more than two sessions (not including Summer sessions).
For Quebec Residency purposes, full-time and part-time status does not correspond to what is in the Concordia calendar. This is how the Quebec government defines it:
For Undergraduate students
- Part-Time is defined as registration in fewer than 12.0 credits per session
- Full-Time is defined as registration in 12.0 credits or more per session
For Graduate students in a Graduate Independent, Diploma or Certificate program:
- Part-Time is defined as registration in fewer than 8.0 credits per session
- Full-Time is defined as registration in 8.0 credits or more per session.
Also, when counting the number of credits per term, courses with the grade DISC are included but courses that were withdrawn before the deadline to obtain a refund and that received the grade DNE are not included.
Graduate students in a Masters or PhD program are classified as Full-Time or Part-Time at the time of initial registration in the program. This classification of Masters FT/PT status may be used for Quebec Residency purposes.
No, there is no specific connection between a Permanent Code and Québec residency. A Permanent Code is a unique identifying code assigned by the Ministry of Education to all students who attend an educational institution in Québec regardless of where they come from and regardless of their residency status. Even if you have a Permanent Code you will still have to prove that you are eligible for Québec resident status.