Quebec is in north eastern Canada. It is the largest of the 10 Canadian provinces. The province has a strong economy based on:
- its skilled workers,
- many natural resources, and
- its ability to adjust to economic change.
Water is one of Quebec's most important natural resources. The St. Lawrence River, one of the longest rivers in the world, flows for about 1200 kilometres through Quebec. The province also has more than one million lakes and rivers. Most of the population lives in the southern parts of the province.
Quebec is a French‑speaking province that welcomes about 50,000 immigrants each year.
Services to help you settle in Quebec
Quebec 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
- Information sessions on the first steps in settling in Quebec
- Living together in Québec
- French language courses. Students may be able to get a training allowance for some courses.
- Learn about regulated professions in Quebec and 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 and in 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.
For more information go to:
Mylène – Au Québec depuis 2006 (in French only): See and hear more information about Quebec
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