Quebec is a French speaking province in north eastern Canada. It is the largest of the 10 Canadian provinces. Most of its population lives in the southern parts of the province.
Quebec has a strong economy based on:
- skilled workers
- natural resources
- its ability to adjust to economic change
Water is one of Quebec's most important natural resources. The province has more than one million lakes and rivers. This includes the St. Lawrence River, one of the longest rivers in the world which flows for about 1200 kilometres through Quebec.
Services to help you settle in Quebec
Quebec welcomes about 50,000 immigrants each year. The province is responsible for immigration to the province according to the Canada-Quebec Accord Relating to Immigration and Temporary Admission of Aliens.
The province accepts newcomers and provides services to help them become part of Quebec society. The Immigrate and Settle section on the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) website has information on:
- where to settle
- living together in Québec
- French language courses
- students may be able to get a training allowance for some courses
- regulated professions in Quebec
- find information to help you work in these professions
- Learning about Québec (PDF, 3.57 MB)
French is the official language of Quebec. However, you can find information in:
- English on the Government of Quebec’s website
- English and Spanish on the website of Quebec’s Department of Immigration and Cultural Communities
The Government of Quebec has services to help immigrants feel welcome and become part of Quebec society. If you are a newcomer, these services will help make your immigration experience more successful.
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