Most of the following links point to the Emploi-Québec website.
Employment Services for Citizens
Making the Right Career Choice
Choosing a career is an important decision, and it’s normal to have questions about your interests and the options available to you. The following sections provide access to various resources that can help guide your decisions.
Developing Your Skills and Having Them Recognized
Upgrading your personal and professional skills is key to finding work. To acquire the necessary skills or have them recognized, a number of avenues are open to you. The following programs could be of assistance.
Finding a Job
Searching for a job is a crucial step in your working life. By giving careful thought to how you go about it, you can put the odds in your favour. Checking over the resources described below is a good place to start.
Starting a New Job
Just got the job you wanted? Congratulations! Your next step is to take up your new position and make a good impression. The following pages list several resources that can facilitate your transition to working life.
Starting Your Own Business
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Check out the following programs to see whether one of them could help you achieve your goal.
Obtaining Financial Assistance
Emploi-Québec administers several financial assistance programs designed to help low-income individuals and families with their social integration and job integration.
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.
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.
Labour Market Bulletin (French only)
The 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.
Skills development and professional qualification
Vocational qualification programs are designed to favour manpower development. They allow people to achieve full proficiency in their trades, as practised in the workplace.
Do you want to upgrade or obtain recognition for your skills in your trade? You can obtain a certificate of vocational qualification or an attestation of competency by taking part in a voluntary qualification program.
Would you like to learn a trade, develop your skills and become qualified on-the-job? Depending on which trade you choose, several different approaches are available.
Workforce Skills Recognition
Do you have experience in a trade and feel that you have mastered the necessary skills? The Workforce Skills Recognition Program could allow you to obtain official recognition for your skills. The program applies to voluntary-qualification trades.
Certain trades are governed by regulations aimed at ensuring the safety of workers and the public. To practise a regulated trade, you need to hold a certificate of qualification.
Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program
Would you like to work elsewhere in Canada? Are you wondering whether your certificate of qualification is valid in the other provinces? The purpose of the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program is to favour labour mobility in Canada and allow skilled workers to practise their trades in the participating provinces and territories.
Recognition of Qualifications
Does your Emploi-Québec certificate of qualification allow you to practise your trade outside Québec? Can someone who holds a certificate of qualification from another province or a foreign country work in Québec? This page will help you to find the aswers.