Ville de Quebec, QuebecLOCATION
Estd 1967Established Year

Collège François-Xavier-Garneau (Cégep Garneau), established in 1969, is a French-language college located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Cégep offers technical, pre-university and university programs in various fields.

Knowing about the rankings and standings 

221st among Canadian Universities as per the "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" 2018.

Key Features at a glance

  • 24 teaching departments 
  • Member of Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association and Colleges and Institutes Canada
  • 5 co-operative technical programs 
  • Study-abroad sessions in Spain, Germany and Chilé 
  • Internships and projects in 9 different countries including Mexico, Copenhagen, and Senegal


Type of universityPublic
Undergraduate Programs33
Faculty Members600
Number of students8,000
Basic Tuition Fee, International StudentsCAD $ 5,682
Test Scores AcceptedInternational French Test (TIF)
Score Required for International Students780 (for Regular Programs) 550-779 (for Francisation program)

Knowing about the student intake in numbers

Currently, approximately 8,000 students are enrolled at Cégep Garneau.

  • 6,000 students – regular programs
  • 2,000 students – continuing education programs
  • 1,500 students graduating per year

Choose from various programs offered

The Cégep offers 33 programs in the following categories-

  1. Technical
  2. Academic
  3. Intensive College Diploma
  4. Springboard College Diploma
  5. Continuing Education

Some of the technical courses offered are:

Dental HygieneMedical Care
Business ManagementLegal Techniques
Transport LogisticsData Processing

The academic courses are in the following areas:

  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Arts, letters and communication

The Cégep also offers an International Bachelor’s Diploma.

Choose Your Schedule

Students are given the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule and study plan. Some of the groups in which programs can be filtered in, are given below.


On-campus education

Distance education

Study Plan





The Cégep  has one campus in Quebec City, Quebec. It comprises of 6 pavilions that host the academic activity of the Cégep:

  • Jean-Baptiste-Cloutier Pavilion
  • Jacques-Marquette Pavilion
  • Irma-Levasseur Pavilion D
  • Nursing Pavilion
  • Joseph-Légaré Pavilion
  • Pavilion Simonne-Monet-Chartrand

It also has

  • A sports centre
  • The Baillairgé (residential house)
  • CPE the Frimousse (daycare facility)

Application Process

Different programs at the institute are subject to different application procedures. Here are a few common steps that one has to follow to fill in the application form.

  1. Visit the official website of Cégep Garneau at
  2. Select the program you want to pursue depending on your interests, eligibility, study plan et al.
  3. Check admission requirements at SRACQ (The Regional College Admission Service of Quebec).
  4. Create a profile on SCARQ and fill in the online application.
  5. Non-refundable application fee to be paid is CAD $ 85.
  6. Documents required: copy of passport, previous transcripts, CV and birth certificate.

Tuition Fee

Candidates will have to show a proof of finance while applying for student visa. The tuition fee charged by Cégep Garneau vary from course to course. Tuition fee is mentioned below (all figures in CAD):

Full-time students

Resident of QuebecN/A
Canadian resident from outside Quebec$ 1,430/session
International Students$ 5,682

Part-time students:

Resident of Quebec$ 2/hour
Canadian resident from outside Quebec$ 6.98/hour
International Students$ 27.64/hour


The Cégep offers several scholarships through its Cégep Garneau Foundation Scholarship Program. Students must submit an application for the general scholarship. Other scholarships are-

  • Entrance scholarship
  • The Quebec School of Entrepreneurship Bursary
  • Administrative Techniques Department Fellowship
  • Visual Orthotic Techniques Fellowship
  • Interior Design Techniques Fellowship
  • Dental Hygiene Techniques Fellowship

Work While You Study

On Campus

Students can work on campus while studying at the institute through the work-study program. For the work study program, they will have to fulfil the following conditions.

  1. Must be a full-time student
  2. Have a demonstrated financial need
  3. Have a valid study permit
  4. Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)

Off Campus

Students can also work off campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.

  1. Have a valid study permit
  2. Have a co-op work permit (if required)
  3. Study full time in a program at a recognized institution.
  4. Have already started studying
  5. Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with duration of at least 6 months
  6. Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)

How to get a SIN?

SIN is mandatory in order to work on campus or off campus and for tax purposes. It is no way related to a person’s health insurance number. A social number is valid until the end of your stay or a maximum 5 years. You can renew the same if necessary.

One can obtain SIN by going in person to Service Canada office along with the following documents:

  1. Your Passport
  2. Your study permit
  3. Your off-campus work permit/ co-op/internship program permit.

Work After Graduation

One can work post their graduation after obtaining a work permit. The post-graduation work permit is valid for the same duration as that of the last study program you have completed. Students have to fulfil the following conditions.

  1. Must have been a full-time student in Canada
  2. Completed with a study program with minimum duration of 8 months
  3. Apply for the work permit within 90 days of receiving a document declaring completion of studies.
  4. Must have a valid study permit.

Housing Options

The Cégep has its own residential home on campus, called the Baillairgé. It is equipped with 158 rooms and owned and managed by a private owner. One can avail the following facilities here:

Fully furnished bedroomHeating and lighting
Free internet serviceSecure access with surveillance cameras
Paid private parking availableFree television service
Regular cleaningLaundry room
  • Lease is for 12 months starting in August every year.
  • Cost varies between $399/month to $480/month, depending on the type of accommodation
  • Application form available on the Cégep website.

Off Campus Housing

The Cégep website also has listings for off-campus housing where students can find convenient rooms and apartments near the Cégep.

Knowing a few from the wide alumni network

The Cégep is home to some notable alumni as mentioned below:

  • Stéphane Dion - Canadian ambassador to Germany and special envoy to the European Union
  • Joseph Facal – Canadian politician, academic, and journalist in the province of Quebec

The institute has an active portal to provide its alumni with various career management services.

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