Settlement in Quebec

General


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 РA 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 РA broad and vast resource offering basic information about everything Canadian. Sections on immigration, employment, education, and links of government services. 

Government Services


Quebec Immigration РOfficial site of the government of Quebec. 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada РInformation 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 РInformation about Government services for newcomers to Canada from acquiring personal documents to employment and raising a family.

Health Care


The R√©gie de l’assurance maladie du Qu√©bec¬†– Quebec governmental site explaining how to obtain provincial health insurance and services.

Housing


The Soci√©t√© d’habitation du Qu√©bec¬†– the SHQ prepares and implements policies and programs in the housing sector, and is also responsible for the largest social housing inventory in Qu√©bec.¬†

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

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation РCanada’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 РHousing rental search for various Quebec cities. 

Craigslist РHousing rental search for various Quebec cities. 

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

Legal


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

Canadian Human Rights Commission РPromotes 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 Рprovides Canadian law information in plain, straightforward English.

Transportation


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.

Cultural


Immigration-Québec: Why Choose Québec? РOffers 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 РLearn about the vibrant people and cultural industries that contribute to the creation of a Canadian cultural identity. 

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