International Students

You do not have Canadian citizenship and would like to live the 42 Québec experience? We will gladly welcome you! To avoid frustration and unnecessary demands, we ask that you carefully review the following information. WARNING: It is important to understand that 42 Québec is not a virtual program. You must attend in person at the campus located in Quebec City to complete it.

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If you do not find the answer to your question here, we recommend that you consult an immigration officer at the Canadian Embassy in your country.

Before planning any trip to Canada, we invite you to consult the requirements and restrictions in place.Please note that in all circumstances, the 42 Québec Piscine cannot be considered an essential trip. View Canada travel restrictions here.

We are not sheltered from unforeseen events that could force us to postpone the dates of the Piscine or the start of the training. At any time, it is your responsibility to properly assess the situation and the risks before planning a trip to Quebec for a Piscine or the start of the training.

A few weeks before the Piscine, you will receive an email inviting you to confirm or not your presence at the chosen Piscine. If you are unable to attend, simply click on the red button. You will return to the Piscine selection step, and you will then be able to choose another date. It is also possible to withdraw from a Piscine at any time, by accessing your profile on the 42 Québec admission platform.

The invitation to the Piscine does not constitute admission to 42 Quebec. It is simply the last step in the selection process as if you were coming to visit the campus or have a job interview. Before buying your plane tickets, find out about all the conditions for entering Canada. It is your responsibility to obtain this information from the appropriate authorities. Candidates can apply for a visitor visa to come to Canada for less than 6 months. During this short stay, you will not be allowed to work or take courses in a program longer than 6 months. This allows you to complete the 26-day Piscine and begin the training. This visa, therefore, does not allow you to work or accomplish the mandatory internships during the 42 Québec training.

Note that at the entry in Canada, the border services officer may however authorize you to stay for a period of less or more than six months. For more information about visitor visas, visit this site.

You will be considered as a 42 Québec student when and only when you have received your official admission letter from 42 Québec, which will be given 5 to 7 days after the Piscine end. 42 Quebec does not have the designated learning institution number (DLI) to apply for a student visa. Once in Canada, to be able to stay for more than 6 months, you will need to submit a request to extend your visitor status. You will thus obtain a visitor record that will allow you to stay in Canada for a specified period. It is an IRCC agent who will decide how long your status will be extended. This extension also does not allow you to work or complete the mandatory internships during the 42 Québec training. Although open to all (we have no visa requirement to complete the training), 42 Quebec does not allow obtaining any visa. To find out if other options are available to you, we recommend that you consult an immigration officer at the Canadian embassy in your country. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can stay in Quebec territory for the training duration.

There is no diploma recognized by the Ministry of Education at the end of the 42 Québec training. So 42 Québec certification does not allow you to apply for a work permit. Here are the eligibility requirements according to the Government of Canada.

We will not issue any invitation letter for the Piscine of the 42 Québec training.

It is possible to request a campus transfer after completing the common core (approximately 1 year). The Piscine and the common core must be completed on the same campus. It will be our pleasure to welcome you to 42 Quebec after your common core! Contact us at for more details.

You are responsible for your stay in Quebec City, for the Piscine and the training. Please refer to the Student guide to find information about lodging, transportation, immigration and more.