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Living in Quebec City: More resources

Submitted by on November 17, 2010 – 11:02 amNo Comment

Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel, Quebec City, QCAre 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

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