Frequently asked questions


Why should you choose Cégep de Thetford for Higher Studies?

Cégep de Thetford is a College of General and Vocational Education located at Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada. The college is known for having internships & High Paying Job Placement Rates across all programs that ensure a student achieves bright outcomes at the end of their academic journey. They ensure that both TIME & MONEY is well spent by sthe student and there is clarity on the their career. A student can expect: practical courses, ultramodern facilities, renovated student residences, personalized guidance for international students, and so much more!

What is unique about these accelerated, exclusive courses?

  • Real Time Learning - NO VIRTUAL CLASSES.
  • Develop Valuable & Employable Skills.
  • Stand out in the Crowd. The programs are in French, the official language in Quebec, that opens a Wider and Higher Paying Job Opportunities.

Who can apply?

This program is designed for this individuals who:

  • Are 18 yrs+
  • Have graduated 12th grade
  • Want to Accelerate their Career globally
  • Are interested in Pursuing the Opportunity to Further their studies in their Field of Interest.

Why does a student need to study & work in French?

  • Accepted Students will learn, study and work in French.
  • The special courses offered by Cegep de Thetford, are designed to fulfill the urgent need of talent hires within the Quebec region.
  • French is the official business language in Quebec.
  • Learning French opens out a wider market for your ideal job search globally and better salary prospects for the future!
  • The ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world.

What does the Course Fee entail of?

Your ONE-TIME COURSE FEE Includes: Tuition Accommodation Visa Assistance Counseling Textbooks

Why choose Quebec, Canada?

One of the World best overall quality of life. It's in the top five globally, in Math, Science & Literacy. Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world. In 2017, Canada played host to more than 494,525 international students. Part-time work/ Internships are allowed when you study in Canada. Safe living Environment. Between 2016 to 2018, there was a 127% increase in Indian International Students in Canada. Indians consist of 2.6% of Canada's Total Population.

Why choose a Diploma over a Degree?

1. Courses covered in a Diploma are Skill-Oriented. You wont be paying for obsolete courses. 2. A degree takes an average of four years to complete a full course. A diploma takes half of that time and you are ready for the job market. This gives you a head start and a chance to earn earlier. 3. Diplomas make you ready for the job market. Most people who opt for diplomas are taught the practical and technical part of a course, while. degrees are more theoretical. People with degrees have fewer opportunities compared to those with diplomas who are now in demand for their technical skills. 4. You are likely to get a job faster. Today, technical jobs are more available than “office” jobs. Employers want people with practical knowledge rather than theoretical knowledge. Those with degrees struggle before securing employment especially if they have zero experience.The technical part taught in diploma courses makes you ready for the job market. The rise in demand for people with technical skills has made things even easier to find a job.

What is the Refund Policy?

This is a Specialised Course wherein we accept Deserving & Aspirational students. Refunds will be offered on a case-by-case basis shall the journey not go as planned.

  1. If the Student's visa is declined: Full Refund - C$500.
  2. If the Student's visa is accepted but does not go: Full Refund - 10% of full course fee.
All other cases will be considered & decided by the college.

Do Indians studying overseas or have International Passports Qualify for the Program?

YES! We would love to have you on board.

Is there any Scholarship/ Financial Aid available by the College?

There is no Scholarship/ Financial Aid available by the college. However, since it is a public school, it is easier for a student to acquire loans at low interest levels. AND, our team is always here to support you with more options! :)

Can a student Work during their Studies in Quebec?

YES! You can work part-time up to 20 hours/ week within campus when you study at the college!

  • You will be paid C$13.50/ hour (Minimum wage). That's C$262 per week!
*Note: Students cannot work during the francization process (First 6 months). If you wish to work off- campus, you are required to obtain a work permit. Work Permit Fee: C$155. Learn More:

What happens when a student arrives in Canada?

You must inform officials at the port of entry that you are an international student picking up your country of origin to an immigration officer, who will issue your students pass. You must either leave Canada on or before the date set by the immigration officer or have it extended by an immigration office in Canada. After Legal Formalities, The College has a support system that starts at the Airport. College Mentors pick them up at the airport and bring the students to the school. They help them get settled, help them during the time they are there and also after when they are working.

How does a student obtain 'Student Authorization'?

The study permit is a document we issue that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. Make sure you have all the documents you need before you apply. You should apply before you travel to Canada. Study Permit Fee: C$150. Learn more at: *Your study permit is not a visa. It doesn’t let you enter Canada.

Does a Student have to Pay for Health Insurance?

YES! Health insurance in Quebec is C$2/ Day. The College will assist you with this once accepted.

Course Related

What if a Student Fails the B2 Level French exam?

Not a problem! This program is designed specially for non- french speakers from India. ppersonalized follow-ups will be given to students via night classes. The college will offer coaching in small groups, and will ensure the student gets to the level needed. AND this is included in the Original Price of the course. No extra fees is required!

What Extra courses can the student enroll in while completing their courses?

ANY! The Student can take any course the school offers. They can also continue studying after successful completion of the course. Courses include:

  • Residential Real Estate Broker
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker
  • Additive Manufacturing Techniques
  • Early Childhood Education Techniques
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Design of Immersive Experiences
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Is an Internship Mandatory for all the Courses?

NO! While an Internship is not mandatory, it helps a student refine their application skills. Students learn in terms of their job expectations but also learn about other behavioral aspects. While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended by the College. They help students find appropriate internships to the studen't liking and ability!

What are the Session Timings and Deadlines?

The Spring Session will begin on the 1st of February, 2021. (Tentative, can change based on Covid 19 situation. However, the session will be on- campus. NO Online classes!) The deadline to apply is the 30th of October. As these are specialized courses, the duration will depend on the course.

  • Mechanical Engineering (2 months) : 1st February 2021 - 1st February 2022.
  • Plastic Engineering (13 months) : 1st February 2021 - 1st March 2022.
  • Web Development (11 months) : 1st February 2021 - 1st January 2022.
  • Office Automation (11 months) : 1st February 2021 - 1st January 2022.
*There are no winter/ summer breaks.