Merchants that offer courses, such as driving, dance, music or personal development lessons, must give you a contract. This type of contract is defined in the law as a “contract involving sequential performance.”

Mandatory information

Refer to the page on the information that must be included in a course registration contract.

Telephone or online registrations

If the registration was made by telephone or online, the merchant has other obligations. Refer to the page on registering for a course online or by telephone.

Purchase of material or equipment

If you decide to purchase the required course material or equipment from the merchant that offers the course, the merchant must give you a written contract if the cost of the material is over $100. Refer to the page on purchasing course material or equipment to find out what must be included in the contract.

Cancelling the registration

You can cancel your registration at any time. You will have to pay a penalty if the course has already begun. Refer to the page on cancelling a course registration for more details.

Courses not covered

The law does not govern certain courses given by public institutions, such as municipal recreation services. Refer to the page titled Which Courses Are Covered by the Law for more details.

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Last update : October 15, 2021

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