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About Quebec

Thinking about Studying in Quebec?

Quebec is one of the most distinct provinces in Canada. The largest province in the country in size and second biggest in term of population with about 8 million people, the province is the center of francophone culture in Canada and throughout North America. Known for its unique and dynamic culture, the province is known for its international and multicultural events, festivals, shows and sporting events.

The provinces diverse landscape offers residents many lakes, rivers, and national parks to enjoy. Its internationally recognized unban lifestyle in its largest city, Montreal, and the provincial capital, Quebec City, creates a European feel to the province.

Unique Education Options in Quebec

The Quebec education system is a little different than other areas in Canada. In Quebec, college is considered the first level of post-secondary studies. Students are required to complete secondary school or vocational training before being admitted to college. In college, students have two options:

  1. 2 years of pre-university education – ideal for students that want to continue their studies
  2. 3 years of technical training – ideal for students planning to enter the workforce

University is considered the second level of post-secondary education. As in other provinces, students can complete a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degree. Length of the program depends on the academic discipline.

Admissions for International Students

International and out of province students are required to not only meet the admission requires of the school of their choice, they will also need to arrange proper immigration paperwork (international students only) and have proof of financial means to pay for their education.

Meeting requirements can be done in 4 steps:

  1. Choose a program and school
  2. Apply for admission
  3. Get a Quebec Acceptance Certificate for Studies from Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles du Québec
  4. Get a study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

With more than 50 post-secondary schools that are dispersed throughout the province, students have many French and English language education options. Here are some of the most notable schools in the province.

Universities include:

  • Concordia University
  • Bishops University
  • McGill University
  • Universite de Montreal
  • Universite Laval
  • HEC Montreal

Colleges include:

  • Vanier College
  • Rosemont College
  • College Shawinigan
  • Dawson College

One thing that makes Quebec post-secondary education distinct is their division of colleges into public, private and CEGEP (Collège d’enseignement eneral et professionnel) which is translated as Vocational Colleges in English.

Why Study in Quebec?

Quebec has become a popular destination for international students and students from across Canada for many reasons, such as:

  • A perfect option for students that want to French language education
  • Each year the province has approximately 30, 000 international students from more than 160 countries around the world
  • Experience the unique francophone culture
  • Degrees and diplomas are international recognized
  • Low cost of living compared to other areas in Canada
  • Modern research facilities and labs
  • The province has one of the highest graduation rates for undergraduates
  • Tuition rates are one of the lowest in the country

More Information

To learn more about the province of Quebec and its post-secondary education options, visit the Government of Quebec Website.


Schools in Quebec

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Bishop's University 2600 College St. Sherbrooke J1M 1Z7 819-822-9600
Cegep Andre-Laurendeau 1111 Rue Lapierre Montreal H8N 2J4 514-364-3320
Cegep de Baie-Comeau 537 boulevard Blanche Baie-Comeau G5C 2B2 418-589-5707
Cegep de Chicoutimi 534 rue Jacques-Cartier Est Chicoutimi G7H 1Z6 418-548-9520
Cegep de Drummondville 960 Rue Saint-Georges Drummondville J2C 6A2 819-478-4671
Cegep de Jonquiere 2505 Rue Saint-Hubert Jonquiere G7X 7W2 418-547-2191
Cegep de l'Abitibi-Temiscamingue 425 boulevard du College Rouyn-Noranda J9X 5E5 819-762-0931
Cegep de la Gaspesie et des Iles 96 rue Jacques-Cartier Gaspe G4X 2S8 418-368-2201
Cegep de La Pocatiere 140 4e Avenue La Pocatiere G0R 1Z0 418-856-1525
Cegep de Matane 616 Avenue Holy Redeemer Matane G4W 1L1 418-562-1240
Cegep de Saint-Jerome 455 rue Fournier Saint Jerome J7Z 4V2 450-436-1580
Cegep de Saint-Laurent 625 avenue Sainte-Croix Montreal H4L 3X7 514-747-6521
Cegep de Sainte-Foy 2410 Chemin Sainte-Foy Quebec G1V 1T3 418-659-6600
Cegep de Sept-Iles 175 rue De La Verendrye Sept-Iles G4R 5B7 418-962-9848
Cegep de Sherbrooke 475 rue du Cegep Sherbrooke J1H 4K1 819-564-6350
Cegep de Trois-Rivieres 3500 rue De Courval Trois-Rivieres G9A 5E6 819-376-1721
Cegep de Victoriaville 475 Rue Notre-Dame Est Victoriaville G6P 4B2 819-758-6401
Cegep du Vieux Montreal 255 Ontario Street East Montreal H2X 1X6 514-982-3437
Cegep Heritage College 325 Blvd. Cite des Jeunes Gatineau J8Y 6T3 819-778-2270
Cegep John Abbott College 21 275 Lakeshore Road Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue H9X 3L9 514-457-6610
Cegep Marie-Victorin 7000 Marie-Victorin Montreal H1G 2J6 514-325-0150
Cegep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 30 boulevard du Seminaire Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu J3B 7B1 450-347-5301
College Ahuntsic 9155 rue Saint-Hubert Montreal H2M 1Y8 514-389-5921
College de Maisonneuve 3800 Sherbrooke East Montreal H1X 2A2 514-254-7131
College Edouard-Montpetit 945 chemin de Chambly Longueuil J4H 3M6 450-679-2631
College Francois-Xavier-Garneau 1660 boulevard de lEntente Quebec G1S 4S3 418-688-8310
College Gerald-Godin 15615 boulevard Gouin Ouest Saint Genevieve H9H 5K8 514-626-2666
College Lafleche 1687 Blvd. Carmel Trois-Rivieres G8Z 3R8 819-375-7346
College Lionel-Groulx 100 Rue Duquet Sainte-Therese J7E 3G6 450-430-3120
College Montmorency 475 Boulevard de l'Avenir Laval H7N 5H9 450-975-6100
College Shawinigan 2263 College Avenue Shawinigan G9N 6V8 819-539-6401
Concordia University 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W Montreal H3G 1M8 514-848-2424
Dawson College 3040 Sherbrooke Street West Westmount H3Z 1A4 514-931-8731
Ecole De Technologie Superieure 1100 Notre Dame O Montreal H3C 1K3 514-396-8800
Ecole nationale d'administration publique 555 Boul. Charest East Quebec G1K 9E5 418-641-3000
ecole Polytechnique de Montreal 2900 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit Montreal H3T 1J4 514-340-4711
HEC Montreal 3000 Chemin Cote-Sainte-Catherine Montreal H3T 2A7 514-340-6000
Institut de technologie agroalimentaire 3230 Sicotte St-Hyacinthe Quebec J2S 2M2 418-856-1110
Institut national de la recherche scientifique 490 rue de la Couronne Quebec G1K 9A9 418-654-4677
McGill University 845 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal H3A 0G4 514-398-4455
Montreal School of Theology 3475 Universit StreetMontreal H3A 2A8 514-849-8511
Rosemont College 6400 16th Avenue Montreal H1X 2S9 514-376-1620
Universite de Montreal 2900 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit Montreal H3T 1J4 514-343-6111
Universite de Sherbrooke 2500 University Boulevard Sherbrooke J1K 2R1 819-821-7000
Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi 555 University Boulevard Chicoutimi G7H 2B1 418-545-5011
Universite du Quebec a Montreal 320 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est Montreal H2X 1L7 514-987-3000
Universite du Quebec a Rimouski 300 Avenue Des Ursulines Rimouski G5L 3A1 418-723-1986
Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres 3351 Boulevard des Forges Trois-Rivières G9A 5H7 819-376-5011
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue 445 boulevard de l'Universite Rouyn J9X 5E4 819-761-0971
Universite du Quebec en Outaouais 283 Boulevard Alexandre-Taché Gatineau J8X 3X7 819-595-3900
Universite Laval 2325 rue de lUniversite Quebec G1V 0A6 418-656-2131
Vanier College 821 Sainte-Croix Montreal H4L 3X9 514-744-7500
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