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Québec City and its surroundings are an important economic hub with many exciting and challenging job opportunities.


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Welcome to Québec City!

In Québec City, we speak French and we are proud of it!

If you don’t speak French yet, start taking courses now! A good knowledge of French is very important for your professional and social integration. Don’t worry: Quebecers are very open to diversity and we find accents from all over the world very charming. Once you’re here, total immersion in the language will do the rest!  

We even offer you discounts on online French courses! 

Learn french

The Québec First website will guide you and refer you to the right resources throughout your immigration project. We also support you once you have arrived in the area. Take advantage of our free services and activities. 


Would you like to submit your application? 

This tutorial will guide you throughout the application process. 


Working after studying

Québec International, the economic development agency of Québec City and its surroudings, in partnership with the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration (MIFI), offer special activities for you, international students and graduates, to help you in your permanent settlement in Québec City and in your job search : Information sessions on permanent residence, networking activities with companies and meetings to discover the city differently... Participate in our many activities.


Diplomas and equivalences

Diplomas and their names can vary from one country to another. There are several ways to have your studies and diplomas recognized in Quebec.

Correspondence of diplomas

In order for Quebec employers to understand your résumé, you should mention the name of the equivalent Quebec diploma. Here is a diagram of the Quebec school system for your information.

Comparative evaluation for studies done outside Quebec

This comparative evaluation is not an equivalence of diplomas, but rather a notice of correspondence between your diploma and the one to which it is equivalent in the Quebec school system. This assessment is not always required by employers, but it may be requested in some cases, for example, if you wish to apply for a job in the municipal, provincial or federal public service. Find out more about the processing times and costs involved in applying for a comparative evaluation for studies.

Equivalence of diploma or training

In some cases, particularly for trades governed by a professional order in Quebec, you will need to obtain recognition of equivalence of your original training or diploma. Each body is then responsible for carrying out its own evaluation according to its own criteria – contact the Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec for information.

Skills recognition

The Qualifications Québec portal will guide you for free, to the most relevant resources and services to have your training and skills recognized, regardless of where they were acquired.

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An unbeatable quality of life

In the province of Quebec, as elsewhere in the country, the currency is the Canadian dollar ($ or CAD). 


Wages can be presented in hourly or annual rates. 


The minimum wage in Quebec is set by the government at $15.25 per hour. 


It is also important to check the number of hours worked per week, as this may vary (35 hrs/week, 37.5 hrs/week, 40 hrs/week, etc.). 




Payroll every two weeks. 


Most of the time, Quebec employees receive their pay every two weeks, not monthly as in other countries. 


Some workers are even paid on a weekly basis. 


Would you like to come and live in the beautiful city of Québec or its surroundings? Tell us if you would like to come to study or work there and we will send you relevant information related to your immigration project!