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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 québécois de la langue française (OQLF). 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 OQLF 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 québécois 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 French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts or the School of Continuing Studies, 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 School of Continuing Studies.
You cannot apply non-credit language courses, and certain credit language courses, completed at the School of Continuing Studies to program/degree requirements. Consult your faculty for clarification.

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