Students changing schools within Nunavik
If your child is changing schools, there are a few administrative steps you can take.
As soon as you know that you will be moving, let the principal of your child’s school know. This will ease the transfer of your child’s student file to another Nunavik school.
Once you have moved, contact the principal of the new school to confirm the address change in your child’s student file.
The principal and the school team are there to guide you. They will help ensure your child has a smooth and fresh start.
Students changing schools outside Nunavik
In Quebec, your child can receive instruction either in French or in English. English instruction may not be available in all Quebec regions.
If you want your child to receive instruction in French, you simply need to register him or her with a French school under a school service centre.
There are no additional steps to take.
If you want your child to receive instruction in English, you need to register him or her with an English school under an English school board.
In order to have education in English in Quebec, you will need to confirm that your child meets one of the following criteria:
- The child was receiving instruction in English as a second language in Nunavik.
- The child’s siblings, parents or grandparents received instruction in English as a second language in Nunavik.
The parents are responsible for handling their child’s registration and transition to a school outside Nunavik.
Kativik Ilisarniliriniq has jurisdiction to administer education services north of the 55th parallel in Quebec. Therefore, we are not in a position to directly manage your child’s transition to a new school or school service centre elsewhere in Quebec or Canada.