2.C Settlement and Integration
C.6 How is education treated?
(vi) Do sponsored refugees need legal authorization to study?
How Canada Does It
Sponsored refugees do not need legal authorization to study. As permanent residents upon arrival, they have the right to study anywhere in Canada as long as they meet admission requirements like other Canadian citizens and permanent residents (see 2.C.1(ii)).
In Quebec, students must meet French language requirements to attend school. Quebec’s Charter of the French Language states that all children must be educated in French until the end of their secondary studies. Some exceptions apply where children attend school in English.
Programs are available for students that require additional language support before commencing regular classes (see 2.C.6(i)).