Quebec skills-recognition portal launches

11 Sep 18

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? The province of Quebec has launched a portal to help immigrants understand if they are in a regulated profession and assist them in having their skills recognized.

What does the change mean? The portal, which also provides information about employment prospects in the region, will help foreign nationals seeking jobs in Quebec take the necessary steps to obtain recognition of their education and professional qualifications.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Who is affected: Job candidates seeking skills recognition for purposes of employment in Quebec.
  • Business impact: The portal centralizes information for job seekers in Quebec.  
  • Next steps: The Qualifications Quebec portal is available here.

Background: According to the portal, which is currently in beta version, its aim is to centralize more than 500 job descriptions and professions in French and English, provide resources on skills-recognition procedures and information about the labor market and educational system in Quebec and the different regions of the province, and direct job candidates to the resources that will help them gain recognition of their skills and education regardless of where they were acquired.

BAL Analysis: As the portal develops, it will provide a useful tool for foreign national job candidates seeking work in Quebec.

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