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Québec’s job market 

The Québec labour market has a number of specific features. Even if you were selected based primarily on your diplomas and skills, you must make efforts to quickly find a suitable job. This is why we recommend that you get as much information as you can and, above all, take steps to facilitate your professional integration before you leave for Québec.
Visit Emploi Québec’s website and find out about the following aspects:

Where are the jobs?

Most jobs offered on the market are in the service sector. The manufacturing sector offers fewer jobs, but the working conditions in this sector are often attractive.
Small and medium enterprises hire the greatest number of workers.

How do employers recruit workers?

Most jobs are filled through networking, that is, through the employer’s contacts and partners rather than through job offers advertised on the Internet or in newspapers.

What hiring criteria do employers use?

In Québec, recruitment and promotions are generally based on skills, accomplishments and individual performance.
Employers also take into account a person’s ability to integrate into a work team.

What are the best assets for finding a job?

Minimum training is required in most job offers. This training is equivalent to 11 years of education, corresponding to a secondary school diploma (DES).
Good knowledge of written language is also highly valued in the professional job market.
Good knowledge of oral and written French, and often English, greatly increases the chances of professional advancement.
Getting Temporary Residence VISA // WORK permit in Quebec : 

Your 7-step procedure!

  1. Finding out about Québec and various aspects of temporary work
    Are you interested in residing in Québec to work? Get the facts about subjects specifically related to temporary workers in Québec, and do not forget all the other aspects of life in Québec society. You will appreciate your stay all the more for it!
  2. Obtaining the authorizations to work temporarily in Québec
    An employer in Québec has offered you a job. Your plans to immigrate are taking shape and you would like to obtain the authorizations to reside in Québec. Take note of the steps your employer must take and those that you have to take on your own.
  3. Preparing for your stay in Québec
    Soon you will be discovering new horizons. You will be leaving for Québec where you have decided to reside in order to work. In the meantime, make the best of this interval by preparing yourself. Your temporary stay in Québec will be that much easier.
  4. Arriving in Québec and settling in
    This section provides all the information you need to help you settle in.
  5. Obtaining new authorizations for temporary work once in Québec
    Your employer wants to extend your employment contract? You wish to change employer ? You must obtain new authorizations in order to continue working temporarily in Québec. Take note of the steps you need to follow.
  6. Staying in Québec permanently
    You are presently residing in Québec as a temporary worker and have decided that you would like to stay here permanently. Find out about the steps you have to follow to submit an immigration application.
  7. Taking steps towards your successful integration into Québec
    Once you have obtained permanent residence, you can benefit from the services offered by the government of Québec and its partner organizations to facilitate your integration.

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