Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated April 6, 2020

Following the Quebec government directives, ÉTS's campus remains closed until May 4, 2020. Access is prohibited to students and employees.


Information of the utmost importance:

  • ÉTS’s campus is closed and access is prohibited to all.
  • Courses will be conducted remotely and students will be informed by their instructors of any alternate learning activities they plan to set up.
  • Students who experience significant difficulty completing the courses of the winter semester can contact the Office of the Registrar at registraire@etsmtl.ca.
  • In-person final exams scheduled for April 8 to 22 have been cancelled. Instead, instructors will use alternate methods to evaluate students remotely (such as assignments or tests completed at home) during the same period.
  • The final evaluation is maintained in most courses and the remote method chosen will be communicated by the teacher.
  • The timetable is maintained for the written doctoral exam DGA1032.
  • Thesis defenses and the oral doctoral exam DGA1033 can be done by videoconference.
  • To the extent possible, accommodation will be provided for students with disabilities.
  • University residences are open but access is limited to residents only.
  • Information about psychological support and assistance services offered to students.
  • Information about the emergency fund to provide support for students who are experiencing financial difficulties resulting from COVID-19.
     
  • Waiver of financial penalties
    ETS has decided that no penalty will be charge for late registration and late payment for the summer 2020 semester.
    Furthermore, exceptionally, no students’ file will be blocked due to payment default until the start of fall 2020 semester. Consequently, no payment agreement is necessary provided that the balance be paid before the start of fall 2020 semester.
     
  • If you are currently on exchange abroad, ÉTS strongly recommends that you return to Canada as soon as possible. Postponing may result in your return trip being affected by rapidly changing circumstances, making it harder for us to support you. All students who return to Quebec must self-isolate for 14 days, as required by the province’s public health authorities. Recent travellers are asked to closely monitor their health and call 1-877 644-4545 if they have COVID-19 symptoms. Students experiencing symptoms should also inform ÉTS at info-covid19@etsmtl.ca.
    • For any information related to your study or internship stay abroad not supervised by a professor, send an email to international@etsmtl.ca.
    • For any information related to your research or internship stay or academic activity abroad supervised by a professor, please contact your professor directly.
  • Students completing a co-op work term should follow the instructions provided by their employers. We have asked your supervisor how your work-term will be affected by the announcement of the closure of non-essential activities by the Government of Quebec and we are currently collecting the informations. If necessary, your co-op coordinator will contact you; you can also contact her or him if you have any questions.
     
  • If your work-term is cut short for reasons beyond your control or if you are unable to perform your duties for the scheduled duration of the work-term, rest assured that ÉTS’ Co-op Department (Service de l’enseignement coopératif) will do whatever possible to make sure your studies are not affected.
     
  • We are seeking information about the eligibility of co-op students for the provincial and federal assistance programs and are not yet able to confirm eligibility. You can nevertheless submit an application:

The COVID-19 pandemic is raising questions about immigration, insurance and work for international students.

Visit the webpage COVID-19 | Update for International Students.

  • We are still assessing applications for admission. Our teams are working remotely to process and analyze student applications. If you have questions about your application, write to admission@etsmtl.ca.
     
  • The application deadlines for the fall term haven’t changed.
     
  • International students admitted for the 2020 summer term can defer their admission. To request a deferral, write to admission@etsmtl.ca.
  • ÉTS’s campus is closed and access is prohibited to all.
  • Courses will be conducted remotely, to the extent possible.
  • Instructors are responsible for informing students of any alternate learning activities they plan to set up.
  • Instructors will have access to online training on how to use the Zoom platform for remote teaching.
  • Instructors must determine how they wish to conduct final evaluations and inform students as soon as possible.
    See also:
  • See the Instructions from the Office of the Dean of Studies;
  • The university calendar remains unchanged, with no changes allowed to the schedule for supervised final exams (online and oral) and DGA1032 written exams for PhD candidates.
  • Thesis defences and DGA1033 oral exams for PhD candidates may be conducted by videoconference.
  • Instructors will be offered training on how to conduct supervised exams online.
  • In-person final exams scheduled for April 8 to 22 have been cancelled. Instead, instructors will use alternate methods to evaluate students remotely (such as assignments or tests completed at home) during the same period.
  • No thesis defences will take place during the closure.
  • ÉTS’s campus is closed and access is prohibited to all.
  • All employees will continue to receive their regular salary during this unprecedented situation. However, employees must be available to work remotely.
  • During the closure, access to ÉTS buildings will be authorized only to a few people in order to ensure the maintenance of essential services (including security and sanitary maintenance of residences and buildings). These will be contacted by their manager, if applicable.
  • It is important at all times to maintain distance between individuals, avoid direct contacts and abide by the mandatory rules of hygiene.
  • If you have specific questions about your employment benefits (travel insurance, disability insurance), please send an email to Dominique Gendron.

On March 13, 2020, ÉTS issued directives based on the Quebec Government’s advisory against international travel until further notice. This measure applies to travel for business, study, co-op work terms, research and student club competitions.

If you have flu-like symptoms, immediately notify ÉTS by email at info-covid19@etsmtl.ca.

You can follow the instructions and recommendations issued by Québec public health authorities if you have any questions concerning preventive measures related to public health. You may also read the Frequently asked questions on the PHAC website.