There are several ways to have your studies and diplomas recognized in Québec. The procedure varies depending on your situation and objectives.
Evaluation of studies and diplomas by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion
You may request a comparative evaluation for studies you have done abroad from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion. This expert opinion indicates the educational benchmarks (or main diplomas) and areas of training in Québec that you can compare your studies with.
This comparative evaluation is neither a diploma nor an equivalency diploma. It is an overall comparison between two official education systems. It aims to facilitate access to employment for people who have studied outside Québec. Used mainly by employers to gain a better understanding of educational documents issued outside Québec, this comparative evaluation may also be requested by a professional order or other regulatory body or by an educational institution. Before you submit a request for a comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec, find out whether you really need such an evaluation.
Recognition of studies and diplomas by a Québec university
If you want to study in a Québec university and have obtained a diploma outside Québec, it is up to the university to determine whether or not you meet its admission requirements. For information about this, contact the admissions department of the university in which you would like to enrol.
Recognition of studies and diplomas by a professional order
Certain professions are governed by a professional order. If you have studied in a foreign country or another Canadian province, you may be required to submit an application for diploma or training equivalence to the committee in charge of admissions to the professional order governing the profession you want to practice. It is recommended that you contact the professional order concerned about the dates on which the committee sits and the procedure for submitting an application for diploma or training equivalence.
Last update: April 5, 2019