Please note that information regarding the 2021 hearing process will be updated by the end of October 2020.


The DEE is for people who are not eligible for the DEC program and are 18 years of age or older.

This 3-years program leads to a Diplôme d’Études d’Établissement (certificate) awarded directly by the École de cirque de Québec.

Candidates must be in excellent physical shape, have a good regular training experience and must have developed a skill in a circus discipline or a related activity such as dance, gymnastics, trampoline, martial arts etc. There are no academic prerequisites are required, but you must be at least 18 years of age for the immigration process.

Unlike the DEC, the DEE program does not guarantee post-graduation work permit.

Although the DEE program does not include some compulsory courses as it is the case in the DEC (Philosophy, Literature and English), the rest of the curriculum is the same as the DEC program.

Since the DEC is part of Quebec’s public education system, the costs are much lower than those of the DEE. It is therefore very advantageous for French students to opt for the DEC rather than the DEE.



Monday to friday
8:30 AM to 6 PM


3 years (6 sessions)
37 weeks per year
End of August to beginning of June




$ 100 CAD

One time fee when applying for auditions.

Annual fees

$ 5500 + tx per year

Program is normally 3 years long, paid to ÉCQ.


All candidates must register and pass the auditions procedures to be accepted into one of the training programs of the École de cirque de Québec.

For more information about registering for ÉCQ’s auditions, contact Ms. Jolianne Loignon-Beaudoin – [email protected]

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