Letter of tolerance (employers)

The letter of tolerance is not a teaching licence. It is a permission granted by the Minister, in exceptional circumstances, that authorizes an employer to engage as preschool, elementary or secondary-level teachers persons who do not hold a teaching licence. The letter of tolerance is issued under section 25 of the Education Act and section 50 of the Act respecting private education.

Under certain circumstances, an employer may request letters of tolerance for the same person for a maximum of ten school years.

Additional information

Your requests should now be sent to the following address:

Direction de la formation et de la titularisation du personnel scolaire 
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
1035, rue De La Chevrotière, 28e étage 
Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5
Telephone: 418-646-6581