Living in Quebec City: More resources
Are you thinking about relocating to Quebec City? Have you recently moved there?
Then check out our Living Abroad in Canada: Quebec City page.
It includes a long list of resources about jobs, real estate, schools, and more in and around Quebec City.
If you’re just beginning to research a move to Quebec City, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration website is an excellent place to start.
While it’s not specifically focused on life in Quebec City, the ministry site does provide guidance about the overall immigration process for the province of Quebec, including paperwork, job hunting, house hunting, and education. And it’s available in English!
If you can read or speak French, you’ll find it much easier to get detailed information about relocating to Quebec City. For example, the city publishes a guide to its various neighborhoods, but it’s available only in French.
Unlike Montreal, where more than half the population is fully bilingual (speaking both French and English), Quebec City is more heavily francophone. Roughly two-thirds of Quebec City residents speak French only.
Fortunately, Quebec’s immigration ministry offers both part-time and intensive full-time French-language courses for new residents. If you meet their requirements, the courses are free.
Have a look at our Living Abroad in Canada: Quebec City page for links to additional resources.
And if you’ve come across other resources that you’ve found helpful for newcomers or prospective newcomers to Quebec City, please leave a comment and let us know. Thanks!
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac photo ©Carolyn B. Heller