Québec is Canada’s largest province and, with its thriving economy, unique culture and unrivalled quality of life, it is a place unlike any other in the world. Offering a warm, French welcome to immigrants from around the globe, Québec is experiencing unprecedented economic growth, with very low unemployment rates (reaching 4.9% for the province in December 2017).
Present-day Québec is a multifaceted society, and the generosity, solidarity and engagement of its people are helping to shape the province’s future.
I choose Québec for its:
Québec offers a safe living environment, with one of the world’s lowest crime rates.
Life in Québec is governed by modern, progressive laws and a host of prevention programs unique to the province that encourage accountability, civic engagement and respect.
Québec’s education system is renowned for its accessibility and high-quality programs.
Its vocational training programs are also recognized the world over for their innovative teaching techniques. Boasting ultra-modern facilities, the province’s many training centres provide students with an optimal learning environment and programs tied directly to the job market.
The Québec economy is modern, diversified and booming, providing a wealth of job prospects.
While enjoying tremendous prosperity in recent years, the province is nonetheless one of North America’s most affordable places to live, eat, get around and even buy clothes! Favourable purchasing conditions also make it easier to own a home in Québec.
Known for its scenic beauty and vast natural landscapes, Québec offers residents and visitors countless sites and attractions to admire.
Its many national parks and wildlife reserves are home to a wide range of plants and animals that change and emerge with the seasons. Dotted with hundreds of thousands of lakes and rivers, it is one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world.
The cradle of the French language in North America, Québec has a distinctly open, inclusive and exciting culture which never ceases to amaze.
The province’s cultural and economic development is rooted in a contemporary, innovative vision.
Its vibrant, creative institutions and inhabitants have given rise to some of the world’s biggest music festivals (the Festival d’été de Québec, Montréal’s famous Jazz Fest), along with bold, internationally acclaimed film, theatre and musical productions.
Quality of life
Québec has one of the highest quality of life index ratings in the world, according to the OECD.
You can live, study, work and thrive in Québec whether you are single or have a family.
It has everything a family could want. Québec offers a wealth of affordable (if not free!) activities, a full roster of events during school holidays and family-friendly community facilities.
Those who accompany students are also sometimes entitled to incentives for working and studying
FRENCH-SPEAKING (MOTHER TONGUE)
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (including 39% from France)