#QuebecRecrute around the world

Interviews from February 18th to March 1st , 2019

Virtual recruitment mission 2019

Since 2013, businesses in the Québec City and surrounding areas have been recruiting candidates from around the world (Latin America, Europe and Maghreb) to fill positions. This year, the online recruitment mission will be taking place from February 18th to March 1st, 2019 and will have a global reach.

Québec International is giving Québec City businesses the opportunity to hire talent from abroad through a fully virtual hiring process. In other words, candidates apply and are chosen online, and job interviews will take place via videoconference.

This virtual recruitment mission will allow a large number of employers and candidates to meet without having to worry about travel expenses. This recruitment initiative is free for candidates

On your marks, get set... apply!

Job offers for the 2019 mission will be posted from November 15 onward. Businesses will then analyze the CVs and invite the chosen candidates. If you are chosen, the business managers will invite you to take part in an online interview between February 18 and March 1st.

Until then, you can create an online profile and subscribe to the newsletter to receive an alert when positions become available.

Note that you have until January 6 to apply for a position.

After you create your profile, make sure to apply for the job offers posted as part of the virtual mission. You may apply for one or more positions that match your profile and professional experience.

You must submit your CV in French. Watch this video (in French) to learn how to create a CV that meets Quebec standards.

Candidates sought in 2019

Businesses in the Québec City area are primarily seeking candidates with diplomas in Information Technology or Machining Technologies. However, other candidate profiles may be sought. Consult our list of job offers to learn which candidate profiles are in demand.

Talent bank

Even if your profile does not fit any of the positions listed in our Job offers section, you may still send us your CV.

Your application will be kept in our talent bank, which is regularly consulted by many employers, for future consideration. 

Submit your CV here.

Preparing for the online interview

  • Prepare your application: Make sure you understand the job offer. Study your profile and adjust your application to suit the job being offered. Write your CV in French.
  • Study and perfect your French before the interview: Prepare to start your new life in a francophone city.
  • Do background research: Learn about the country, the city and Québécois culture. Visit the company’s website and make sure you are prepared to answer any questions they may ask.
  • Prepare for your online job interview: Plan for the time needed and prepare a quiet area without distractions. Ensure that you have a strong Internet connection. Choose a neutral, well-lit environment.

Mission organizer

Québec International, the Québec City area’s economic development agency, has been working with Quebec’s Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) to organize virtual recruitment missions to Latin America since 2011.

Québec City: a human-scale city

Located in the Canadian province of Quebec, Québec City has an open, welcoming and vibrant culture.

No complexities or complications: Québec City has all of the benefits of major urban centres, without the drawbacks. 
  • Political, cultural and economic capital
  • Free, high-quality healthcare and education
  • The safest francophone city in Canada to raise a family
  • Québec City’s festivals, international-calibre shows, libraries and more speak for themselves: the area is a cultural hub.
  • Economy has been expanding for more than 20 years
  • Highest employment rate in Canada (88.6% in 2016 for people aged 25–54, the lowest unemployment rate in the country)
  • Major economic hub

The city focuses on preserving its excellent quality of life to recruit talent, attract families and retain graduates. For that reason, this human-scale city pays particular attention to the way people live and travel. Filled with greenery and bordered by the majestic St. Lawrence River, Québec City is made for active lifestyles, in summer and winter alike.

Finally, Quebec’s social safety net (parental leave, childcare, healthcare and low tuition fees) is one of the strongest in North America, helping the city and the province alike to stand out.

Frequently asked questions

Can I submit my CV in a language other than French?
Québec City’s business language is French, and that is the language in which interviews will take place. For that reason, we strongly recommend that you submit your CV in French.

Can I apply for more than one position?
Yes. However, you may only apply once per company. Once your profile has been created on our platform, you will be able to access many job offers. Remember to apply for the positions that match your profile.

Is there a participation fee for candidates?
No. Candidates do not have to pay a fee to participate in the virtual recruitment mission.

Do I need to have a CSQ (Certificat de Sélection du Québec)?
No. The certificate is not mandatory. If you receive a job after this recruitment mission, the Quebec employer will have you sign a job contract. This contract will allow you to receive a work permit and a visa that gives you the right to live and work in Québec City. To learn more, please visit the permits and visas section of our website and consult the links within.

When will I receive a response to my application?
Employers who post on this site are fully responsible for their hiring process. As part of this virtual recruitment mission, Québec International is strongly encouraging employers to respond to all candidates, whether they are chosen or not. However, note that only candidates chosen for French examinations and job interviews will be contacted.

Do I need a diploma equivalent to participate in the mission?
No, they are not always required by employers. They may be requested, however, during the second or third phase of the process, for example if you have applied and been chosen for a position in the federal, provincial or municipal government. Learn more about the comparative evaluation of studies, processing times and application fees. (Hyperlink in French only: https://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/fr/travailler-quebec/evaluation-comparative/index.html )

Are there positions available in other fields?
Even if your profile does not match any of the positions listed, you may still send us your CV. You will be added to our talent bank and your profile may be seen by many employers. You may then receive an alert when an offer matching your profile is posted. In addition, you can subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming projects and activities.

Participating companies

Who recruits around the world? (available only in French)