Quebec is in northeastern Canada. It is the largest of the 10 Canadian provinces. The province has a strong economy based on its skilled workers, many natural resrouces 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. (www.cic.gc.ca and wikipedia)
NOTE: Quebec’s official language is French and most of the programs and services are offered only in French. However, information on these programs and services may be available in English. Quebec has well established systems, policies and procedures for assessing and recognizing individuals prior learning. In Quebec this process is called Recognition of Acquired Competencies or Reconnaissance des acquis et des compétences (RAC).
Type of Resource
|Access Adult Education and Career Training Center||RAC – Institution Credits||Immigrants Enrolled in Access||Information on RAC and available programs in the health, administration and business and construction sectors.||Saint-Lambert
Tel: 450.676.1843 x 5044 or 450.443.6576
Online contact form
|Association communautaire d’emprunt de Montréal (ACEM)||Financial assistance||Immigrants||Loans for Foreign Credential Recognition of up to $10,000 for internationally trained workers in the foreign credential recognition process. Loan may pay for professional registration fees, licensing and examination fees, training and tuition fees and work tools.||Tel: 514.843.7296
|Centre d’évaluation des
en santé (CÉDIS)
|ServicesBridging Program||Immigrants – Medical Graduates||Information on CEDIS, assessment of clinical skills, internship and career transitions.||Tel: 514.419.9220
|Collège de l’immobilier du Québec||Resources||Immigrants – Real Estate Brokers||Information on recognizing prior learning for courses and programs at Quebec’s largest real estate college, policy, procedure, and required documents. Fees apply.||Tel: 514.762.1862
|Education, Loisir et Sport Québec||French & EnglishResources Links||Immigrants||Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC), the steps and a searchable database of all of the programs of study in Quebec where RAC is possible.||Tel: 418.643.7095|
|Emploi Québec||Resources & Services||Immigrants – Foreign –Trained||IPOP is an employment integration project for foreign-trained persons referred by a professional order. IPOP helps participants find their first job in their own trade or occupation and provides financial assistance to employers who hire foreign-trained individuals.||Contact local CLE (local employment centre)|
|Immigration, Diversité et Inclusion Québec||Resources||Immigrants||Information on Quebec, Quebec labour market, regulated professions or trades, comparative evaluation, and training if necessary.|
|Credential Evaluation Service||Immigrants||Converts foreign secondary and post-secondary educational qualifications into their Quebec equivalents. Services and assessment reports are available in English ad French.||MontrealTel: 1.514.864.9191
Quebec toll Free
Online contact form
|Mentorat Montréal||French – Program||Immigrants||Mentorat Montréal – Immigrant Mentoring Program is designed to assist internationally trained immigrants to successfully navigate the Canadian labour market by matching them with experienced professionals with shared education, work experience and career goals.||Tel: 514.842.2400 x 2040
|Mon retour au cégep||Resources||Immigrants||Offers information on all programs offered at the college level in Quebec. Info on benefits of continuing education, types of programs available and financial support. Prior training and professional experience can be evaluated and recognized within a DEC or AAEC training program. In some cases it may be possible to complete a program through a combination of courses and competency recognition. For some programs, you may be able to complete the entire program through RAC. Many continuing education departments offer RAC services.||Tel: 514.381.8631Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Qualification Montréal||French Resources||Immigrants||A reception and referral service for colleges and vocational school board programs in Information on Recognition of Acquired Comptencies (RAC) on the island of Montreal.||Tel: 514.748.4646
|TÉLUQ||Program||Immigrants||A member of Canadian Virtual University, which permits eligible individuals to begin their university program prior to arriving in Canada.|
|Université Laval||RAC – Institution Credits||Immigrants||Information on Recognition of Acquired Comptencies (RAC)|
|Université de Montréal||RAC – Institution Credits||Immigrants||Information on Recognition of Acquired Comptencies (RAC)|
|Université du Québec à Montréal||RAC – Institution Credits||Immigrants||Information on Recognition of Acquired Comptencies (RAC)|
|Université de Sherbrooke||RAC – Institution Credits||Immigrants||Information on Recognition of Acquired Comptencies (RAC)|
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