Moving to Quebec City
Are you an international student who wants to learn more about immigration and employment opportunities in Quebec City after your studies? Check out the Québec First portal!
Québec First is an initiative of Québec International, the economic development agency for Québec City provincial capital region. In partnership with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), Québec International offers special activities to help you in your socio-professional integration and permanent settlement in Quebec City.
- Visit the website quebecentete.com/studying-in-quebec-city to learn more about life and job in Québec City.
- Regularly look at the Activities Calendar to stay up top date on the activities organized for international students.
- Sign up to their Mailing list to stay informed about activities that are available to you.
- Join the Facebook group Québec en tête: Étudiants internationaux.
Ministère de l’Immigration de la Francisation et de l’Intégration
As an International Student you also have access to Accompagnement Québec, the Integration service offered by the MIFI.
You can consult the guide Settle and integrate in Québec. To access this service, you must register with Arrima: Integration Service for immigrants.
The “Objectif Intégration” session
The Objectif Intégration session of the Ministère de l’Immigration de la Francisation et de l’Intégration focuses on democratic values and Quebec values as expressed in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, cultural codes in employment and the legal framework in the workplace.
It lasts a total of 24 hours and is given in French by several organizations located throughout Quebec, including in Quebec City, Option Travail, the Centre R.I.R.E 2000 and the Centre multiethnique de Québec. Holders of a study permit or a work permit can register and may be eligible to receive financial assistance.
“Living in Québec City” free guide
Québec International, in collaboration with Immigrant Quebec, offers a free guide available in 4 languages:
You can download all of the guides of Immigrant Québec.
Québec City Organizations and services offered by the cities
Here are the main organizations offering services to immigrants in Québec City:
- Carrefour d’action interculturelle (CAI)
- Centre multiethnique de Québec
- Centre R.I.R.E. 2000
- Mieux-Être des immigrants
- Service d’aide à l’adaptation des immigrants et immigrantes (S.A.A.I.)
- Service d’orientation et d’intégration des immigrants au travail (SOIT)
- Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ)
In addition, the Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge Immigration Committee has produced a map of services (in French) offered in the borough in which Laval University is located.
To find out about other resources available in Quebec City and its surroundings:
- Québec city
- Lévis city (only available in French)