Québec is a destination of choice for anyone with plans to immigrate for professional reasons. Each year, Québec selects thousands of immigrant workers whose skills, in addition to other factors, facilitate their job integration.
Recognized for its quality of life, Québec offers an environment that is unique in the world, with abundant nature, safe cities and welcoming society.
Where to live in Québec
Québec is comprised of 17 regions, each one distinct from the others. There are many job opportunities, which vary according to region. The cost of living also depends on where you live and can be much lower in certain cities.
Choosing your housing
You should take the time to fully inform yourself about all that concerns housing in Québec. What type of housing are you looking for? In what price range? What best suits your needs? Housing is a key factor in your integration process. Fully informing yourself will save you time, money and effort.
Finding out about the cost of living
Evaluate your standard of living based on the income you could earn and your expenses.
Learning about healthcare services
Medical care is available throughout Québec. It is covered by the Health Insurance Plan administered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).
How will you live your daily life? Discover all of the services offered to families, the banking and legal systems, transportation, leisure and police services that ensure citizen safety.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program
Developed by the Government of Quebec and the Canadian Federal Government, the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) enables highly educated and trained foreign nationals to immigrate to Quebec as skilled workers. Prospective immigrants who apply to the Skilled Worker Quebec Program are evaluated according to a selection grid of factors, and applicants who score enough points are given a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) which they can then use to apply for Canadian permanent residency. The Quebec immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers is designed to identify immigration candidates who are most likely to become economically established in the province. Skilled Worker applicants who intend to reside in Montreal or in another city or region within the province of Quebec are assessed under a different system than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada. Skilled Workers or international graduates in Quebec may apply to immigrate to Quebec under what the Government of Quebec calls it’s Regular Skilled Worker Program’, also known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program(QSWP), or the Quebec Experience Program.