Steps and documents required
Are you ready for adventure? All you have to do is fill out an application! To learn how to proceed and all the steps to take, see the Steps section.
You’ll also find everything you need to know about the documents required for travel to Canada.
- You can apply for admission at immersion.umontreal.ca. You must create an account and complete the application form.
- The deadline for submitting an application is April 1, 2023.
- This program is designed for 15-17 year olds. You must provide us with your most recent transcript. If it does not include a teacher's evaluation (as is the case in some school systems), you must include a letter of recommendation for your application to be complete.
- When reviewing your application, we’ll first review your academic record, then we’ll consider several other criteria before we make a decision. That’s why we encourage you to send us a cover letter.
- Once your admissions application is accepted, you’ll receive a commitment contract. You must sign and return it to us.
- A deposit of $500 CAD will also be required to reserve your place.
- A few weeks after you’ve registered, we’ll invite you to choose your workshop themes, plus your sports and sociocultural activities from our many possibilities.
- That’s when we’ll ask you to take an online language placement test. Don’t worry: the results will not affect your admission—they help us to form groups of learners according to their knowledge of the language.
- When making your choices, you must provide your travel and identity documents. See the Required Documents section for details.
- Once you’ve completed all of the above steps, we’ll ask you to pay your balance.
- Your final acceptance letter will then be sent to you. Keep it in a safe place so you can start the entry process to Canada. See the Required Documents section to learn about the other documents you’ll be asked to provide.
Until you fly to Montreal, please keep in contact with us!
Children under the age of 18 are considered minors in Canada. They must abide by the same rules as any other visitor when entering Canada.
Upon arrival at border services, the child must present:
- his/her passport - It is not possible to use a parent’s passport, even if the child’s information is included.
- a copy of their birth certificate
- a letter of authorization -This is a certified document written in English or French and consists of two parts: a custodian's declaration with the name, the address and telephone number of the adult who will be responsible for the child in Canada and the parents' declaration, signed by both parents or by the legal guardian.
To help you prepare your file, we will send you this document by email in a .pdf format. The custodian’s declaration will be completed and certified in advance. All you have to do is print it and fill out the part pertaining to you.
Depending on your family situation, you may be asked for additional documents or evidence from border services. Make sure your child leaves with all the appropriate documentation.
Please check to see if you need to obtain an additional document for entry.
Most people will require a visa OR an electronic travel authorization (eTa) to enter Canada (but not both). Some will only need a valid passport.
The documents required for entry depend on:
- the type of travel document your child intends to travel with
- the country that issued the travel document
- your nationality
- the type of transportation you are using to enter Canada for this trip
Do you need help?
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Our team will be happy to walk you through the process and to answer all your questions.