Mastering the French language: an inevitable prerequisite

The Recrutement Santé Québec website has been set up in French, since the health and social services professionals need to know how to speak French to practice their profession in Québec. The majority of jobs are regulated by the professional orders and these require a successful completion of the exam administrated by the Office Québécois de la langue française (OQLF) within 4 years of the date of inscription with your relevant professional order, if French is not your first language. Since Québec is a French-speaking province, mastering French helps you to integrate and communicate effectively in your everyday life and on a professional level.
If French is not your first language, we suggest consulting the following websites in order to: 

To improve or enrich your knowledge of the French language, we recommend you enroll in a recognized French educational institution in your country.
Once in Québec, we recommend that you register in a French as a second language course, which is part of the francization services by MIDI or by its partners. The following document provides a list of complementary courses by regions. 

Recrutement Santé Québec (RSQ) – About us

RSQ is the main recruiter of health and social services professionals who earned their degrees outside Canada. It is mandated by the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux to :

  • Satisfy the manpower requirements in the health and social services network.
  • Provide advisory services necessary for the newcomers settling in Québec who want to work for the health and social services network.
  • Accompany institutions with the procedures of immigration, integration and retention related to the hiring of foreign qualified workers.

Since 2003, RSQ facilitates the recruitment, accommodation and integration of professionals in the health and social services sector* who earned their degree outside Canada. To achieve this, RSQ collaborates closely with the following partners:

  • Santé Canada
  • Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux (MSSS)
  • Ministère de l’immigration de la diversité et de l’inclusion (MIDI)
  • Ministère de l’éducation, du loisir et du sport (MELS)
  • Emploi Québec
  • Les Ordres professionnels

Each year, more than 1,000 health and social services professionals who earned their degrees outside Canada, use RSQ’s services.

RSQ has filled more than 1,500 positions in the health and social services network in Québec over the past 5 years. 

*If you are a physician who earned your degree outside Canada, please refer to

Recrutement Santé Québec – volet Médecin

 

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