Most of the following links point to the Emploi-Québec website.
Skills development and professional qualification
- Workplace Apprenticeship Program (French only)
This section provides information on skills development, the recognition of work qualifications, the Workplace Apprenticeship Program, and mentoring.
- Sectoral Committees
Sectoral human resources committees are a mine of information on the various economic sectors.
- Professional qualifications
The development and recognition of workplace skills and professional qualification contributes to a balanced labour market and economic growth in Québec. There is a guide that collates information about professional qualification from the following sources:
Labour Market Information
- Heading for success
This link presents tools to help you find
the occupation that interests you most. Explore 135 occupations with good job prospects.
- Job Prospects (French only)
This is a collection of 19 documents that describe labour market trends by occupation and profession for all of Québec, each region, and the Montréal and Québec City areas.
- Chiffres clés de l’emploi (, 1 MB, French only)
This document describes the evolution of the labour market throughout Québec and in each region. It contains information on the main labour market indicators by sex, age, education, and other variables.
- Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information (IMT) provides Québec-wide, regional and local studies, analyses and data for a better matching of labour market supply and demand.
- Regional Labour Market Bulletin
The regional bulletin reflects changes in labour market conditions. It provides analyses of employment variations, the working population, and unemployment on a quarterly or semi-annual basis by region.
Points of Services
Employment Services for Individuals
Action is a social assistance and support program designed for recipients of last-resort financial assistance who face obstacles to entering the labour market. It is aimed at helping participants achieve their full potential and at preparing them to take part in an employment-assistance measure.
- Assistance for Job-seekers
- Assistance for Self-employment
If you would like to start up your own business or become a self-employed worker, or if you already have a good idea of what you want to do, this section describes the assistance that Emploi-Québec can provide to help get your project off the ground.
- Commitment for Employment (French only)
The Pacte pour l’emploi (Commitment for Employment) proposes a series of measures to facilitate access to the labour market by those who wish to work, to acknowledge and reward work and to respond to regional needs regarding employment.
- Découvrir. Discover a trade or profession
Découvrir. Discover a trade or profession makes it possible for unemployed people under 25 years old to have quality job shadowing and workplace observation experiences so they can validate their career choice or get a feel for a workplace first hand.
- Employment services
This program proposes various activities to job-seekers: information sessions on the labour market, orientation and career choice services, job search club, etc.
- Income Support Program for Older Workers
The purpose of the Support Program for Older workers is to offer monthly financial assistance to older workers who have been let go or laid off and find themselves out of a job because of the current economic situation.
- Income Support Program for Workers Affected by Collective Dismissals
A program designed to help workers who have experienced a collective dismissal.
This new program came into force on April 1, 2009 and replaced:
- the Income Support Program for Workers Affected by Collective Dismissals in the Resource Regions
- the Income Support Program for Workers Affected by Collective Dismissals in the Textile and Clothing Sectors, Excluding the Resource Regions
- Job readiness
This measure is for persons who are unemployed. It offers activities allowing them to develop the personal skills needed to find a job or stay employed.
- Placement Assistance Centre
This centre provides information on the services offered by Emploi-Québec and assistance in using the Online Placement Internet application.
- Placement étudiant
Placement étudiant meets student manpower needs submitted by private-sector employers, municipalities and Québec government departments and agencies.
- Québec pluriel
An Emploi-Québec mentoring program for young people from cultural communities and visible minorities. It aims to facilitate their integration into the labour market and is available in six regions: Gatineau, Laval, Longueuil, Montréal, Québec and Sherbrooke.
Réussir is a social assistance and support program designed for persons with a severely limited capacity for employment who wish to have easier access to secondary-level vocational or postsecondary education.
- Supplement to the Work Premium
The supplement to the work premium is a tax credit that has been implemented to help former recipients of last-resort financial assistance to remain in employment.
- Testimonials (French only)
A series of testimonials by persons from across Québec who have used the services of Emploi-Québec.
- Young Volunteers Program
If you are between 16 and 29 years of age, you do not have a full-time job, and you do not study full-time, the Young Volunteers Program may be just what you’re looking for.
- Your complete job search guide
The guide list seven steps to help you find a job that corresponds, among other things, to your experience, training, and interests.
- Youth Alternative Program
Youth Alternative Program is the way to go for people under 25 years of age who want to acquire personal, social and vocational self-sufficiency. This program offers young people personalized coaching in addition to financial assistance in the form of a youth allowance.