You live outside of Québec or Canada and wish to settle in the Québec area to work ?
You are making an excellent choice: jobs are numerous and you will benefit from many welcome and support services to facilitate your settling and integration.
The website of the minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion of Québec answers this question and many others on the page “Work in Québec” (Travailler au Québec). Advice and practical tools are listed there, along with schedules of free information sessions.
In the region of Québec
The section “Key Industries” (Industries clés) of the Québec International website answers some questions about the economic health of different professional sectors in the region.
The spouse of a temporary specialized worker can benefit from a specific procedure to access the job market. Your children will be able to go to school in Canada if you have a work permit. They will also have access to daycare services.
Insurers offer hundreds of different career types, some of which are managed by a professional order. To exercise some professions in the financial field, for example, you must obtain a certificate delivered by the AMF “to use some reserved titles or abbreviations, like insurance representative (agent and broker), securities representative, mutual funds representative, disaster expert and financial planner”.
The “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” indicates what studies done outside of Québec correspond to in Québec educational system and its main diplomas (or curricular reference points).
The Preliminary immigration evaluation (Évaluation préliminaire d’immigration) allows you to obtain a free online summary evaluation of your chances to be selected by Québec. It does not lead to a formal decision as regards Québec’s immigration law (Loi sur l’immigration au Québec), but it allows you to obtain an opinion on your application by the ministry.
Below, you will find a ton of links to resources that could support you in your immigration procedures in the region of Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches as well as information documents to facilitate your arrival.