To ensure a simple and successful relocation, the Quebec government has implemented various degree equivalency systems.
To ensure that employers fully understand your background, your résumé should mention the name of the Quebec degree/diploma corresponding most closely to the credentials you obtained in your country of origin. For reference purposes, a diagram of Quebec's school system is provided at the bottom of this page.
To obtain an attestation confirming the equivalency of the degree/diploma issued in your country of origin and the equivalent in Quebec’s education system, you should submit an application for a comparative education evaluation (évaluation comparative des études/ECD).
Please note that this evaluation does not provide official equivalency; it is only an opinion. It is not always required by employers, but may be requested in certain cases (e.g., if you wish to apply for a civil service job at the municipal, provincial or federal levels). For further information on the ECD, processing times and application fees, click here.
In some cases, you may need to have the equivalency of your original training or degree recognized, e.g. for certain activities overseen by a professional order. Each body uses its own evaluation criteria. Find out more from the Quebec Interprofessional Council (CIQ).