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3 General University Information and Regulations : 3.9 Admission to Professional and Graduate Studies : 3.9.1 Language Requirements for Professions

Quebec law requires that candidates seeking admission to provin­cially recognized professional corporations* must be able to com­municate verbally and in writing in French. To demonstrate a working knowledge of French, the professional corporation re­quires one of the following:
Evidence that you have completed three years of full-time instruction in a French post-primary school.
Successful completion of a written examination set by Que­bec's Office de la langue française (OLF). See below for more information.
If you are a registered student and are within two years of grad­uating with a degree that will give you access to a professional cor­poration, you can write the OLF examination. You should contact Enrolment Services for an application form. Examinations take place every three months and may be attempted an unlimited number of times. Priority is given to students closest to graduation.
More information may be obtained from the Office de la langue française, 125 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 1X4. Telephone: 514-873-6565. Website:
If you need to acquire a functional level of proficiency in French, you can take courses from either the English and French Lan­guage Centre (Faculty of Arts or the Centre for Continuing Education, 688 Sherbrooke Street West, telephone: 514-398-6200 (
If you are already strong in French and want to maintain or im­prove your proficiency, you may consider taking courses in the De­partment of French Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts or the Centre for Continuing Education.
You cannot apply non-credit language courses, and certain credit language courses, completed at the Centre for Continuing Education to program/degree requirements. Consult your faculty for clarification.
* McGill degrees and diplomas currently give access to corporations regu­lating the activities of the following professional groups:

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