Some trades and professions in Quebec are regulated, for example, the engineering and nursing professions. Regulatory bodies protect the public, have the authority to establish admission terms and practice standards, assess skills and diplomas, and issue a certificate or permit to qualified candidates.
Other trades and professions also fall under the regulatory requirements, for instance, electricians, crane operators, and gas workers form trades that are regulated by other regulatory bodies. Similarly, certain occupations and disciplines in the financial sector, the teaching profession, and the heavy vehicle driver trade
It is important to check whether the trade or profession that you want to practice in Québec is governed by a regulatory body or subject to regulatory requirements. This will give you an understanding of the conditions you need to work in your occupation in Québec and the actions you should take in order to submit your file to the organization. This preparation will accelerate your integration into the job market.
Certain steps leading to obtaining the right to practice a regulated profession or trade can be taken from your country of residence prior to your departure for Québec.
We can help you contact the regulatory body responsible for the profession you plan to practice in Québec as soon as possible.
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If you received points in the selection grid because you have a diploma in the occupation that is in demand in Québec, then you should visit Labor Market Information (LMI) to search more about the field of activity you intend to work and the best job prospects in your field.
A job search requires efforts and an effective strategy. This is why it is so important that you start the necessary preparations before your arrival in Quebec.