Settlement in Quebec


Directory of Organizations Serving Immigrant Settlement Needs – A search tool (in French only) that allows you to find settlement and integration services in your area.

Learning About Quebec Guide – A comprehensive guide to settling in Quebec including information on employment and the job search, housing, values and foundations of Quebec society, learning French, and welcome and integration assistance services. 

SOS Canada 2000 – A broad and vast resource offering basic information about everything Canadian. Sections on immigration, employment, education, and links of government services. 

Government Services

Quebec Immigration – Official site of the government of Quebec. 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Information for immigrants, refugees and visitors to Canada. Includes employment authorization, immigration applications, sponsorship and services available to newcomers. 

Service Canada: Services for Newcomers to Canada – Information about Government services for newcomers to Canada from acquiring personal documents to employment and raising a family.

Health Care

The Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec – Quebec governmental site explaining how to obtain provincial health insurance and services.


The Société d’habitation du Québec – the SHQ prepares and implements policies and programs in the housing sector, and is also responsible for the largest social housing inventory in Québec. 

Quebec Immigration–Finding Out About Housing – Tips and links from Quebec Immigration.

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation – Canada’s national housing agency. Information on buying a home, renting a home, mortgages, maintaining a home, safety in the home, renovations, and more. 

CMHC Housing for Newcomers – Information specifically for newcomers from Canada’s national housing agency in eight different languages. Learn about renting, owning, and maintaining a home in Canada. 

Rent Quebec Apartments – Housing rental search for various Quebec cities. 

Craigslist – Housing rental search for various Quebec cities. 

Canadian Real Estate Association’s Multiple Listing Service – Property information from realtors across Canada.


Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center – Immigration law site features information on Canadian immigration and Canada employment placement services and visas. 

Canadian Human Rights Commission – Promotes knowledge of human rights in Canada, and to encourage people to follow principles of equality. To help reduce barriers to equality in employment and access to services. 

Canadian Law Information – provides Canadian law information in plain, straightforward English.


Service Canada: Driver’s Licence – Links to each province’s driver’s licence information page. 

Public Transit Systems in Quebec – Links to QC cities’ public transit websites.


Immigration-Québec: Why Choose Québec? – Offers a portrait of Quebec including common values, social characteristics and history, quality of life, different regions, and Québecois expressions. 

Government of Canada: Arts, Culture and Heritage – Learn about the vibrant people and cultural industries that contribute to the creation of a Canadian cultural identity. 

Culture Crossing: Guide to Canada – Learn about Canadian social etiquette and culture.