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Work permit for your spouse or partner

When should you apply?

Your spouse/partner can apply for a work permit before or after they arrive in Canada. The work permit will usually be issued for the same length of time as your study permit. Your spouse/partner does not need a job offer to apply for a work permit.

In some cases, Canadian visa offices abroad will process spouse/partner work permit applications at the same time as study permit applications. In this case, you will need to include the additional fee for the work permit and complete the work permit application for your spouse/partner.

Most spouse/partners come to Canada as visitors first and apply for a work permit after they are in Canada. If your spouse or partner does not require a TRV, they may be able to apply for a work permit at the border or airport where they enter Canada.

How to apply for a Spousal Work Permit


Can my children attend school in Canada?

  • Yes, depending on their level of study and whether they are already inside of Canada, they may require a Study Permit.
  • If your children are inside of Canada with you, they may begin studying without a Study Permit based on your status as a student and you holding a valid Study Permit.

If your child reaches the age of majority and they are still in school, they must apply for a Study Permit.


In Québec’s public school system - preschool, primary and secondary education - there are no school fees for children of individuals legally residing in Québec. Tuition fees demanded by private institutions, colleges or universities are the same for the children of temporary workers/students as for Québec residents.



How can I be finding a Family Doctor?

A family doctor takes care of a person’s overall health. The doctor’s role is to help you improve your health and stay healthy, prevent diseases, evaluate, and treat occasional illnesses and medical problems, and manage chronic health problems, while respecting your values.

In addition, if you need specialized care, your family doctor works closely with other health professionals and refers you to various specialists.


Walk-in Clinics

Here is a list of walk-in clinics around Montreal

We strongly encourage you to call INFO SANTE at 8-1-1 (24/7) when you have health-related questions or concerns. You will be able to discuss your situation with a registered nurse who can provide advice and orient you to the health professional best suited to meet your needs.

If you need to see a general practitioner and don’t have a family doctor, you may also have a look at the following list of nearby walk-in clinics, where you can go to consult a doctor for non-urgent health concerns.


Trebas Institute Quebec Inc. Student Health Services 

While you are juggling all of this, important things like student health insurance may slip your mind. Students are often living on a tight budget, and many health insurance plans can be costly. However, the cost of having to pay for an unplanned medical bill can be alarmingly high. 

we are offering Allianz insurance. This is an ideal option for international students to cover the duration of their time in Canada.


Health Services Dental Clinic

You can find a list of Montreal dentists below:



Public-School enrollment support

French Public-School Boards in Montreal

Centre de services scolaires de Montréal (CSSDM)

Find a school or see Territory Map

Centre de services scolaires Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSSMB)

Find a school

Centres de services scolaires Point-de-l'Île (CSSPI)

Find a school 


English School Boards in Montreal

English Montreal School Board

School Finder and School Board Map

Lester B. Pearson School Board



You can use the tool below to find a daycare around you in the greater Montreal region:


Family Recreation

You can find below a list of Montreal Parks


For more info, please contact Mounir Bendaoud:


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