Adult or continuing education
Printable version
Immigrate and settle in QuébecWorking in QuébecLiving in QuébecWhere to settle?Learning French

Adult or continuing education

Adults undertake or resume studies for a variety of reasons:

  • to upgrade their skills to meet the demands of a trade or profession
  • to facilitate their entry into the job market
  • to acquire new general or vocational training
  • for personal interest.


A broad range of study programs is available to adults: full-time or part-time courses, offered day or night, distance and online, etc.

Adult education centres, which are run by school boards, offer literacy services, pre-secondary studies as well as general and vocational studies. Colleges and universities also offer continuing education programs.

Admission to some programs

To be admitted to a general, vocational or technical study program, the school board or college must ensure that the studies you completed outside Québec fulfil the minimum admission requirements of the program in question.

You may be asked to provide an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec (comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec). This document is meant as a reference only. The expert opinion provided does not in any way bind the educational institution which has exclusive authority in determining, based on their own methods and evaluation criteria, training equivalencies for admission purposes to their programs of study

You can also obtain information from the school board or college on how to attain recognition for knowledge or skills that you acquired outside of school.

Useful links

  Haut de page
Policy on privacy | Médias sociaux | Déclaration de services à la clientèle | Accès à l'information | Accessibility
Last modification : 2018-07-18
Portail du gouvernement du Québec