Vocational training in Montréal
Are you dreaming of living and working in Montréal (Canada)? Get trained in a profession with great job prospects!
Montréal International, through its “I choose Montréal” initiative, and Québec métiers d’avenir, are looking for candidates who want to take vocational training (equivalent to France’s baccalauréat professionnel) in one of Greater Montréal’s various training center. The training is available at no cost to French nationals.
Important – Financial capacity
To obtain your study permit and access the training, the Governement of Québec requires proof that you have the financial means necessary to cover tuition (except for French nationals), transportation (round trip from your country of origin), settling costs for the first year (500 $ CAN) and living expenses for the length of your stay.
If you meet this criteria, be sure to register by April 18, 2021 using our Study Connect application.
How does it work?
- By April 18, go to Study Connect and fill out the required fields to let us know which vocational programs interest you.
- Select “Québec métiers d’avenir” from the results so that one of their representatives may contact you.
- Receive your invitation to an exclusive webinar on the Montréal student experience (school, living, work, immigration) organized by Montréal International (I choose Montréal).
What is vocational training?
It is equivalent to France’s vocational diploma – the baccalauréat professionnel. These short-term training programs (1 to 2 years) focus on learning a trade and favour skills-based training directly related to the job market. Vocational training leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS, commonly known as a DEP in Québec). For some DVS’s, you can further improve your skills by completing an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS, commonly known as ASP in Québec) that can take three to six months. These official diplomas are issued by the Québec Ministère de l’Éducation (Ministry of Education). These vocational programs are free of charge for French citizens.
Why choose Montréal for a vocational study program?
- A unique student experience: Montréal was named Best Student City in North America (QS, 2019)
- Quality education and programs focused on hands-on experience and transition to the job market
- Possibility of working up to 20 hours per week while studying, and working full time while on a school break
- Possibility of obtaining a post-graduation work permit
- A booming job market and low cost of living
- A dynamic, cultural, cosmopolitan and safe city