Plan québécois des infrastructures 2018-2028 - Près de 2,3 milliards de dollars sont ajoutés dans les écoles du Québec : Les investissements sans précédent se poursuivent
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31 May 2018

Nearly $2.3 billion added for Québec schools: unprecedented investments continue

Plan québécois des infrastructures 2018-2028 - Près de 2,3 milliards de dollars sont ajoutés dans les écoles du Québec : Les investissements sans précédent se poursuivent

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2018-2028 Québec Infrastructure Plan

QUÉBEC CITY, May 31, 2018 – Continuing the unprecedented plan to renovate, build and expand schools in Québec, more than $2.3 billion will be invested over the 2018-2019 school year. These new investments will fund necessities such as real estate maintenance, as well as school expansion and construction projects throughout the province.

Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, made the announcement today during a visit to the Central Québec School Board’s St. Vincent School.

A sum of $608 million will fund the expansion and construction of new schools. These funds are part of the 2018-2019 investments in school infrastructure, which total over $1.6 billion. These investments include $965 million to continue the renovation of existing schools, starting next year.

$608 million for school construction and expansion projects

This financial assistance will enable the completion of 50 school construction and expansion projects beginning in the summer of 2018. These projects are aimed at general education and vocational training institutions as well as regional schooling services for disabled students and students with adjustment or learning difficulties. For children’s general education, the amounts include an increase of 15% for the cost of construction and for costs related to implementing architectural or engineering solutions that support students’ educational success as well as sustainable development. This could include projects to create open and flexible learning spaces that encourage creativity, collaboration and interaction, buildings that let in natural light or have good indoor air quality, the use of systems that minimize greenhouse gas emissions, etc. This financial aid is a concrete move to support educational success for Quebecers of all ages.

In terms of adding space, a total of $31.59 million was announced just for the Capitale-Nationale region.

  • Central Québec School Board: $12.35 million

    This money will fund the construction of a 14-class elementary school on the south shore of Québec City, with the aim of relocating St. Vincent School, a project that will cost a total of $10.35 million. $2 million will be reserved to study the construction of a regional high school on the grounds of St. Vincent School in Québec City. This project will be included in the Québec Infrastructure Plan (QIP) as a “project under study” to combine St. Patrick’s High School and Quebec High School into one ultramodern building.

  • Commission scolaire des Découvreurs: $670,000 to refurbish the Saint-Michel special school.
  • Commission scolaire de la Capitale: $18.57 million

More than $965 million for the maintenance and renovation of school facilities

A total of $965 million is available for Québec City school boards. With these funds, the school boards can now submit school infrastructure renovation projects to the Ministère to be carried out during the 2018-2019 school year or during the summer 2019 construction period. Moreover, the amounts available for each school board have been announced even earlier this year so that they can plan the construction work and begin preparations as quickly as possible.  See the annex for the list of amounts by school board.

For the Capitale-Nationale region, today’s announcement represents investments of almost $100 million towards adding educational spaces and maintaining the current ones.


The state of our school infrastructure is extremely important to me, and that’s why I am announcing unprecedented investments to renovate, expand and build schools. We know that more attractive and stimulating schools directly promote students’ educational success and improve the daily lives of the staff who work there. That is why, in addition to these investments, we have set up the Lab École and supported Schola. We will also continue to speed up the process so that school boards can plan construction work and begin preparations as quickly as possible.

– Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region

Key points:

  • Since 2016, nearly $5.9 billion has been invested in Québec’s school infrastructure to add space, maintain buildings and eliminate maintenance deficits.
  • In total, the school expansion and construction projects submitted by the school boards as part of the 2018-2028 QIP totalled nearly $2.1 billion.

Annex 1 – Amounts by school board for the call for maintenance projects for summer 2019

Commission scolaire des Monts-et-Marées

Commission scolaire des Phares

Commission scolaire du Fleuve-et-des-Lacs

Commission scolaire de Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup

Commission scolaire du Pays-des-Bleuets

Commission scolaire du Lac-Saint-Jean

Commission scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay

Commission scolaire De La Jonquière

Commission scolaire de Charlevoix

Commission scolaire de la Capitale

Commission scolaire des Découvreurs

Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries

Commission scolaire de Portneuf

Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy

Commission scolaire de l’Énergie

Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons

Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke

Commission scolaire des Sommets

Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île

Commission scolaire de Montréal

Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys

Commission scolaire des Draveurs

Commission scolaire des Portages-de-l’Outaouais

Commission scolaire au Coeur-des-Vallées

Commission scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l’Outaouais

Commission scolaire du Lac-Témiscamingue

Commission scolaire de Rouyn-Noranda

Commission scolaire Harricana

Commission scolaire de l’Or-et-des-Bois

Commission scolaire du Lac-Abitibi

Commission scolaire de l’Estuaire

Commission scolaire du Fer

Commission scolaire de la Moyenne-Côte-Nord

Commission scolaire de la Baie-James

Commission scolaire des Îles

Commission scolaire des Chic-Chocs

Commission scolaire René-Lévesque

Commission scolaire de la Côte-du-Sud

Commission scolaire des Appalaches

Commission scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin

Commission scolaire des Navigateurs

Commission scolaire de Laval

Commission scolaire des Affluents

Commission scolaire des Samares

Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles

Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord

Commission scolaire des Laurentides

Commission scolaire Pierre-Neveu

Commission scolaire de Sorel-Tracy

Commission scolaire de Saint-Hyacinthe

Commission scolaire des Hautes-Rivières

Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin

Commission scolaire des Patriotes

Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs

Commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries

Commission scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands

Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs

Commission scolaire de la Riveraine

Commission scolaire des Bois-Francs

Commission scolaire des Chênes

Central Québec School Board

Eastern Shores School Board

Eastern Townships School Board

Riverside School Board

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

Western Québec School Board

English Montreal School Board

Lester B. Pearson School Board

New Frontiers School Board



+ $50,000,000 (heritage buildings – undivided budget)