The excellence of the education system Québec has one of the highest undergraduate graduation rates. educational institutions offer programs that are recognized the world over, and many of them are offered in conjunction with educational institutions in other countries. Québec institutions of higher learning are equipped with ultramodern infrastructures (leading-edge technology labs, computer labs, sports installations, auditoriums, etc.) regardless of their size or location. Québec has prestigious research and technology centres in leading sectors. Québec universities are full-fledged members of large international networks. various vocational training programs leading to the practice of a skilled trade or occupation are offered year round throughout Québec. Relationships between teachers and students are candid and friendly. The choice of studying in French or English Québec’s secondary school, college and university system includes both English- and French- language institutions. Competitive fees our tuition rates are some of the lowest in north America. The cost of living in Québec is among the lowest in Canada. Quality of life Reputed for its wide-open spaces, Québec offers impressive landscapes and a wide range of activities. It has numerous lakes and rivers, an immense boreal forest, a fjord and a majestic river, as well as many national parks whose character changes with the seasons. Québec is the quintessential outdoor destination, offering a full range of recreational activities. The quality of Québec’s urban life is remarkable, being a blend of the modern aspects of North American cities and the old-world charm of European destinations. Safe living conditions Québec is recognized for its tranquility, its sense of justice and its respect for individuals. The crime rate is one of the lowest in north America. A dynamic culture Québec has a prolific, dynamic and unique culture. Québec society is increasingly diversified and open to the world. many large-scale intercultural and international events take place over the course of any given year. These events include festivals, carnivals, art shows and sporting events.
Québec’s education system includes preschool education, elementary and secondary school education, college education, vocational and technical training, and university education. The public education system in Québec is nondenominational. It is established along language lines, French and English, depending on the language of instruction in the school. Québec also has a network of private institutions recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). These institutions offer government-approved programs of study. Québec’s educational institutions offer:
Vocational and technical training Vocational and technical training are integral parts of the education system. They are available at both the secondary (vocational training) and college (technical training) levels for young people and adults, and lead directly to the labour market. Offered at the secondary level in school boards and private schools, vocational training is designed for students who have successfully completed Secondary III or IV. All vocational training programs lead to either a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS). Both are issued and certified by the Québec government. Technical training is offered at CEGEPs and private colleges. Their programs of study lead of a government- issued Diploma of College Studies (DCS), which entitles graduates to work as technicians or technologists.
College education College education, which is the first level of higher education, is available to students who have successfully completed their secondary studies. The second level is university education. The colleges, or CEGEPs, provide regular pre-university education in two-year programs that make students eligible to apply for university. Technical three-year training programs prepare students to enter the labour market, in addition to allowing them to apply for university studies. Both paths lead to the Diploma of College Studies (DCS) issued by Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. University education University programs are offered at three levels leading respectively to a bachelor’s degree (three or four years), a master’s degree (one or two years) and a doctoral degree (three or more years).