frequently asked questions


INFORMATION & PRECISIONS

services offered

Do you take contracts?
Since each course must respond to specific goals in accordance with the framework plans of the Ministère de l’Éducation, the ÉÉAM does not accept contracts from individuals. However, we will gladly transmit your want ads through our mailing list.

Do you accept furniture in donation?
We occasionally accept donated furniture if they present a teaching, historical or aesthetical interest. Send us your pictures!

Can I have access to your workshops?
Workshops are reserved at specific times for college students or continuing education participants.


continuing education

Who can register?
Anyone 18 years and over can register to courses marked for beginners. For intermediate courses, you must have completed Apprentice 1 or the equivalent. Equivalency can be evaluated by sending us a photo of something you have built, or by sending us a certificate for a course taken in another institution.

What do I do when my registration form has been filled?
You must pay your fees in order to complete your registration. No later than a week prior to the beginning of the course, you will receive a confirmation email indicating general information on how to prepare for the course.

How to pay?
Send us a cheque payable to the École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal, 5445, av. de Lorimier, Montréal, H2H 2S3 – care of Nathalie Chauvin. You can also make an appointment and come directly to the school to pay in cash. We do not accept payment by credit or debit card, Interac transfer nor PayPal. This is in order to keep our fees as low as possible.

Do I have to buy my own material?
All the materials needed for the course are provided, according to the model used for the class. For the L’éclaireur, Le gourmand and L’ornemental courses, a variety of wood species are put at your disposal.

Do I have to provide my own tools or protection equipment ?
We will lend you all the necessary tools and protection accessories you need (protective earmuffs, goggles and steel-toed shoe covers). You can bring your own protection accessories if you have them. For safety reasons, you must plan to dress in work clothing around machinery: tight-fitting clothes, long hair tied, no jewel. You must also not wear bandages or splints on arms and legs, in order to avoid accidents.

What should I do if I am late for class?
Oops… my class began… an hour ago! The teacher may not let you in if they have already explained how to use a machine or have given the safety guidelines and they deem such information is essential to the safe operation of these machines.

How can I cancel my registration?
In case you cannot attend a course, you must notify Nathalie Chauvin as soon as possible, by email or by phone at 514 797-3408.

Reimbursement policy in case of cancellation:
Cancellation of your registration must be made before the beginning of the class. If you wish to cancel your registration after class has begun, you must pay both following fees:
• Cost of classes already taken, and
• A penalty provided under the law, which corresponds to the lesser of the following: $50 or 10% of the course fee for the portion not taken.


college program

What are the general admission requirements for the technical college degree in Fine Woodworking?
The technical college degree in Fine Woodworking (DEC) is a three-year daytime program offered in collaboration with the cégep du Vieux Montréal. The École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal offers specialization courses (fine woodworking), while the general education courses are taken at cégep du Vieux Montréal. Students wanting to pursue bilingual studies are registered at the cégep du Vieux Montréal, but take their sponsored general education courses at Dawson College. Since this is a college level program, secondary school must have been completed to attend. This program only accepts new students at the fall session.

How to register?
On the SRAM website.

What are the admission periods?
Beginning of program is only at the fall session. There is no admission at the winter session. Applications can be submitted at the opening of the SRAM system in January, until March 1st, 23:59 for first round admission. Please consult the SRAM website for a more detailed application schedule.

Is it possible to obtain equivalencies for certain courses taken at the postsecondary level?
Once your application has been accepted, an academic advisor will evaluate the possibility to transfer credits for some courses, according to your academic record. Please note that no equivalency is possible for specialization course (beginning by 573).

COLLEGE PROGRAM RELATED EXPENSES

What kind of expenses can be expected when pursuing this program?
Here is a table showing an approximation of expenses to expect per session. They are mostly tools and materials that you will keep.

What are the expenses for foreign students?
Students with a French passport: you benefit from the same conditions as Quebec students in terms of fees. To these are added the processing fees for you student visa. See Foreign Student Fees table for details.
Other passports: tuition fees can be from $12,000 to $18,000 per year.
See Foreign Student Fees table for details.