Professional Integration into Nursing in Québec


Next Information Session:  February 7, 2019

For further program information, please call:
514 457-6610 X-5013 or email:



This program is designed to allow Internationally-educated nurses who wish to become licensed in Québec to complete the Consolidation of Nursing Skills or Professional Integration stage required by the “Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ). This program also prepares the students for the Professional Licensing Examination set by the OIIQ that will allow them to practice nursing in Quebec in the capacity of Registered Nurses (RN).   In addition, the program offers an introduction to Quebec’s culture, nursing and health care practices in a context that can be significantly different from their country of origin.

This is a FULL-TIME TUITION-FREE program funded by the “Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche, de la science et de la technologie” providing you have established your Canadian & Quebec residency status.


  • March 2019 – Application period:  January 14 – 18, 2019 by email invitation only (Note:  candidates that have done the ICELBAN Language & Math Dosage testing will be invited to apply) 
  • July 2019

CLICK HERE  for additional information regarding the program.


The health care sector is actively searching for qualified candidates; job prospects are excellent. Graduates of the Nursing program work in many health care settings, such as acute or chronic care hospitals, rehabilitation centres, clinics and more…

Graduates of the program are expected to have the knowledge and abilities to practice nursing in a rapidly changing health care system, in a manner which is professional, caring, clinically competent and ethically and legally grounded. They will function as collaborative members of the health care team, in accordance with the Québec Nurses’ Act. All graduates must pass the Order of Nurses of Québec (OIIQ) licensing exam and meet the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) requirements to practice in Québec.

& Schedule

FULL-TIME Program – “Attestation d’Études Collégiales” (AEC)

  • 3 cohorts (January, March and July)
  • Duration of program:  23- 25 weeks (615 hours)
    • Classes and clinical assignments take place Monday through Friday mostly during the day
  • 36 days of stage
    • Students will participate in stages in clinical settings throughout the Montreal region (days/and or evenings)
  • March cohort held over 2 semesters (winter and summer)
  • Consists of 4 credit courses:

    Course Number

     Course Title



    Transition to Nursing in Quebec



    Transition to Nursing in Quebec



     Health & Illness I



    Health & Illness II




Additional courses available (as required by O.I.I.Q. – formation complémentaire)
Note: these courses are only available once you have completed the Professional Integration into Nursing in Quebec program.

  • Gerontology – to intervene with adults and elderly clients experiencing loss of autonomy
  • Psychiatry – to intervene with clients requiring mental health nursing care
  • Obstetrics – to intervene with clients requiring nursing care in a perinatal setting
  • Pediatrics – to intervene with children and adolescents requiring nursing care

& Fees


  • Hold a nursing diploma from your native country
  • Have a Canadian or Permanent Resident status
  • Hold the decision letter rendered by the “Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ) Equilavence Committee
  • Hold a comparative evaluation of studies done outside of Quebec issued by “le ministère de l’immigration et des Communautés culturelles” (MICC)
  • Mandatory attendance at an Information Session
  • Mandatory English Language Aptitude Testing
    • I-CELBAN (no other results of tests (IELTS or other) will be accepted)
    • Good knowledge of the English language is required:  reading, writing, effective communication skills, understanding, speaking, etc.
  • Mandatory Math Dosage Aptitude testing

CLICK HERE for information regarding the I-CELBAN Language & Math Dosage Testing process 

  • Recommended:
    • Good knowledge of basic French oral and reading skills
    • Good working knowledge of computer use, Word, PowerPoint, web search, email, etc.


    • STEP 1 – ATTEND mandatory Information Session
      •  Registration is done online through our website
    • STEP 2 – I-CELBAN English Language Testing (Listening, Reading Comprehension & Writing) and Math Dosage testing
      • Registration is done online and by email invitation ONLY to:
        • Candidates that have attended an information session
        • Candidates that have a Canadian or Permanent Resident status
        • Candidates that hold the decision rendered by the “Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ) Equilavence Committee
        • Candidates who would like to re-test (I-CELBAN language test and/or Math Dosage test) and whose previous testing date is 6 months prior to the next testing date
      • Next testing date:  March 5, 2019 from 9:00am – 2:00pm 
    • STEP 3 – I-CELBAN Speaking Test / Interview
      • Based on the results of the I-CELBAN English Language testing (Listening, Reading Comprehension & Writing), candidates will be invited for an interview with the Program Coordinator to test English and French oral communication skills

$  75.00  I-CELBAN Language & Math Aptitude testing fee (non-refundable)
$  30.00  Application fee (non-refundable)
$ 117.00 Registration fees (per semester – based on full-time/QC residency status)

For further program information, please call:
514 457-6610 X-5013  or email:

(these documents are NOT required for the application package – they will only be needed if you are accepted to the program)

The Québec Ministry of Social Affairs has stated that all students registered in career Programs requiring field work in hospitals must be properly immunized for certain communicable diseases.  Student must show proof of proper immunization.


  • Contact your physician and your CLSC immediately to make an appointment; the above documents are both mandatory for the clinical part of the program and the process will take more than one visit before being completed.
  • NO wait list available when a program is full. 


Information Session:  February 7, 2019    6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:  P-204 (Penfield building)
 Campus Map
Next Program:  July 2019

NOTE:  If you have not received your Decision Letter from the OIIQ yet or if you have not received your Permanent Resident card/Canadian Citizenship card yet -YOU CAN attend the  information session

All candidates that register for the Information Session receive a message on their screen (once they have submitted their information) that confirms their registration and advises that they will be contacted by Nursing Department by email 2 days before the Information Session date.

Professional Integration into Nursing in Québec Info Session

  • “Decision of the Admission by Equivalence Committee” from the 'Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec' (OIIQ)
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