Every year thousands of people across the world immigrate to other parts of the world because of security, work-related reasons and other various reasons that necessitate a permanent relocation. One of the most immigrant-friendly countries in the world today is Canada and the province of Quebec in Canada is perhaps the best at receiving immigrants with about one-third of its population made up of immigrants.
Although Canada is a predominantly English speaking country, Quebec is a French province with a vibrant English community. Quebec is Canada’s largest province by land mass and second largest by population. With an array of beautiful multicultural heritage, it is usually dubbed “Europe of North America”. In a recent survey by TripAdvisor, Québec city – the official administrative capital of the province, was declared the best Canadian travel destination experience.
Reasons to immigrate to Quebec
Quebec has a highly advanced, variegated and industrialized economic sector with the specialization in energy, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and telecommunications. Quebec’s economy is very much diversified and is considered a major commercial center in the country.
- Standard of living
Though the average individual income in Quebec is just a little below the standard Canadian average, it makes up with its low-standard of living which is also lower than it’s country’s standard. With heavily subsidized healthcare, transportation, and college education, the cost of living in Quebec is pretty much affordable and Quebeckers have access to these major contributors to a comfortable living.
In addition to its low cost of living, Quebec has a publicly funded educational system all through till college. There are certain vocational programs available at the free level for Quebeckers through the province’s system. Its institutions offer world-class academic standard at an average tuition fee. Quebec offers various financial aid programs for financially incapable students.
Canada’s second largest city Montreal serves as Quebec’s commercial capital while Quebec City is the official administrative capital. A significant part of Montreal’s population is made up of immigrants from several parts of the world, which promotes its cultural diversity. It is also home to several international companies that contribute heavily to its economic advancement. Quebec city is considered a UNESCO world heritage site and the city garners a lot of its revenue from tourism.
All in all, Quebec is very welcoming to immigrants and with its diverse multicultural heritage, vibrant economic sector and low standard of living, there is no doubt Quebec is an immigrant’s dream destination. Nevertheless, considering the fact that majority of the population is French-speaking citizens and it is the only province in Canada with French as its sole official language, it is highly recommended that potential immigrants are proficient in the French language.
Quebec immigration process is point-based and consists of several steps. Candidates should prove their language proficiency, have a relevant professional experience and meet certain educational requirements. Stiverne Law firm is specialized in immigration law and can help you with qualified advice during the immigration process.