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Estd 1959Established Year

Collège Mérici is a private college located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The college was established in 1930 and takes its name from At. Angela Merici. The college provides certificates and diplomas in vocational training,  pre-university educational courses and adult education. College Merici largely offers courses in the French language only.

Why Choose College Merici?

Ranked at 14592 in the world by Webometrics, College Merici has given over 85 years of educational service to the city of Quebec and to Canada.

Key Features

  • 92% students successfully pass their courses and obtain their degrees.
  • 8% students in employment after course completion.
  • Staff strength is over 200 for roughly 1200 students. Staff to student ratio is 1:6.
  • The college is located in Old Quebec city giving students convenient access to many touristic destinations and other areas of importance.
  • Well-reputed for its courses in Social Sciences, Creative Advertising, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Tourism, Special Care Counseling.
  • New bilingual programs in the Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Accounting and Management Techniques


Type of UniversityPrivate
Faculty Members200+
Number of Full-time Undergraduate Enrollment1200
Annual Student Intake1000+
Basic Tuition Fee, International StudentsCAD 15,301
The language of InstructionFrench and English (Secondary)
Tests of Language Proficiency:English: TOEFL and IELTS French: TFI, TCF, and TEF

Quebec City Campus of College Merici

  • The College Merici has a single campus accommodating all students and all faculties near the Old Quebec areas of Quebec city.
  • The College has student residences with room availability standing at 90.
  • Proximity of the college to many touristic attractions and commercial areas facilitates job search for students – both during and after studies.

Student Residences

  • Student residences are available on campus.
  • There are three buildings with 8 fully-furnished apartments in each.
  • A total of 90 rooms are available for both men and women.
    • Housing type: Apartments only
    • 21 4BHK apartments - $390 CAD/month/student
    • 3 2BHK apartments for families - $460 CAD/month/student
    • Room occupancy period: Mid-August – May (9.5 months)

Download online application form, fill in the requisite details and submit at the earliest to guarantee a place of residence.

Academic Programs Offered

  • College Merici offers courses in Pre-University Programs, Vocational Training, and Adult Education programs.
  • The employment rate for the fall 2016 batch was 8%.
  • Remaining students go on to join universities.
  • Courses offered at College Merici are mentioned below:
Type of ProgramStreamLanguageTotal Number of ProgramsIntake
Pre-University ProgramLife SciencesFrench and Bilingual French-English2August or January
Social SciencesFrench and Bilingual French-English4August or January or Summer intake
Vocational TrainingOrthotics and ProstheticsFrench1August or January
Management – TourismFrench4August or January
HumanitiesFrench4August or January
Adult EducationHumanities – Tourism, Hotel Management and Restaurant studiesFrench4August
Health and Social ServicesFrench2August or January
Evening CoursesFrench2August

Study Schedule

Programs are conducted on the following schedules

  • Full time day classes
  • Evening classes only
  • Part-time
  • Weekend
  • Full-time summer courses

Know Your Requirements

  • Scores of English language tests such as TOEFL or IELTS in case of a bilingual program.
  • Scores of French language tests such as TFI, TCF, TEF or DELF B2 or DALF C1 for a French program in case if the applicant is not from a French-speaking country.
  • French proficiency level should be B2 minimum.
  • Submit the required documents namely
    1. Compulsory: results of the last 3 years of formal education.
    2. If available: mark sheet of class 12 studies or high school diploma.
    3. Recent diplomas and certificates
    4. These documents should either be in French or English or should be translated and notarized English or French copies should be submitted.
  • It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks for application scrutiny and candidates will be informed of the result via both post and email.

Apply at College Merici

Common steps of admission are mentioned are below:

  • Confirm that you meet all the educational pre-requisites of the desired program.
  • Once the program is selected, apply through on the College Merici website under ‘Demande D’Admission’.
  • Non-reimbursable application fees, to be paid by VISA/Mastercard/wire transfer, are as given below:
    1. Canadian student: CAD 45
    2. Canadian student applying for a bilingual program: CAD 75
    3. International student: CAD 150
    4. International student applying for a bilingual program: CAD 180
  • Students can manage their application process from the College Merici online service Omnivox or the Omnivox app. 

Fee and Expenses at College Merici

Total tuition fees for various programs for both domestic and international students are given below:

Attestation of College Studies

ProgramNet Annual Fees
Bilingual ManagerCAD 3465
Hotel ManagementCAD 4043
Event ManagementCAD 4043
Supervisor: Tourism, lodging boarding and restaurantsCAD 3080
Adventure Tourism and EcotourismCAD 6083
Primary Flight TrainingCAD 53492

Diploma of College Studies

ProgramNet Annual Fees
DEC Springboard, Life Sciences and HumanitiesCAD 2811
Special Education, Accounting, Tourism and Hotel ManagementCAD 2842
Restaurant ManagementCAD 2996
Orthotics and ProstheticsCAD 3412

The complete breakdown of fees and additional expenses apart from those mentioned above are available on the college website.

Work While You Study

There is a four-month summer break from May to August where a student is allowed to stay in Canada and work full-time or return to their home country.

There are 2 essential documents for foreigners to work in Canada:

  1. Study permit -  This document is required if the student is not a Canadian and if the student is not a permanent resident of Canada. If a student’s study permit does not state that they are allowed to work in Canada, they have to request an amendment to the study permit, from the IRCC if they are desirous of working in Canada.
  2. Social Insurance Number (SIN) – SIN is mandatory for employment in Canada to work both on and off campus. A student can apply in person for a SIN card at a Service Canada office in Quebec City. Students are required to furnish the study permit and other documents while applying for SIN.

The various work options available for students of College Merici are as follows:

Work OptionsDetails
Work on campusCertain on-campus positions regularly open for students. Part-time and summer opportunities are posted on the online college job board throughout the year. 
Work off campusA student can for a maximum of 20 hours per week during normal academic sessions. Part-time students are allowed to work off campus to finish the last semester of their program.

As Quebec City is filled with touristic attractions and many hotels for tourists, students can easily find part-time work in the tourism and hotel management industries.

Scholarships and Financial Grants

  • College Merici provides students with up to CDN 50,000 worth of scholarships to its students, thanks to the generosity of its donors.
  • Students can be awarded scholarships starting from CDN 500/year to CDN 1000/year.
  • Merici College Foundation provides funds to current students in case of a financial emergency and if the student has suddenly found themselves low on monetary resources.
  • The Financial Aid department of the Education Ministry of Quebec has various scholarships and student loans for students who can prove genuine financial need.
    1. Applicant has to be a Canadian national, a permanent resident of Canada or a refugee.
    2. More info on the Ministry website.

What After Graduating from College Merici?

  • 8% of the students who graduate from College Merici are formally employed.
  • 92% of the students go on to join other universities. 
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