Living in Québec
By choosing to pursue your life in Québec, you have decided to become part of a society that is different from your own, a society that will prompt you to change certain habits and to rethink the way you live your daily life. To ensure a smooth transition, take the time to become fully informed before you leave for Québec. How do Quebecers live? How do they express their values in their daily lives? What kind of milieu would you like to live in? Will you live in an apartment or a house? What kinds of services will you receive as a Québec citizen? In this section, you will find all the information you need to allow you to fully prepare for your new life.
Sharing common values
Being knowledgeable about the values of Québec society and respecting them are necessary in order for you to adapt to your new living environment and fully participate in it. Once you have received your Certificat de sélection du Québec, you will have to sign the Declaration on the Common Values of Québec Society. Take the time to familiarize yourself with these values before moving to Québec.
Perfecting your French
Is your level of French sufficient to work in Québec? Various options are available to help you improve your French while you are still in your country of origin. Visit the section Learning French to find out about online courses, abroad and in Québec.
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).
Learning about the education system
Do not wait until you are in Québec to find out about the Québec education system, its characteristics and requirements.
Daily livingHow 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.