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Recognition of professional Qualifications

Québec-France Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of professional Qualifications

The Québec-France Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications is an innovative agreement that marks a first between Europe and America. It is a major building block of Québec's new economic space and supports efforts aimed at negotiating an economic partnership between the European Union and Canada.

Signed on October 17, 2008 by the President of the French Republic and the Premier of Québec, the Agreement is designed to facilitate and accelerate the acquisition by people in France and Québec of a permit to practise a profession, a function or regulated trade in the other territory, through the adoption of a common procedure for recognizing professional competence.

Since the signing of the Agreement in 2008, about a hundred professional authorities have applied this procedure to where there was an overall equivalence, the conclusion of an arrangement of mutual recognition of qualifications (MRA).

How to apply

We invite you to consult the list of professions, functions and trades for which an MRA has been signed.

If you completed your training and obtained your legal competence to practise your profession or trade in France, and want to have your competence recognized in Québec, see the Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) website for full details.

If you completed your training and obtained your legal competence to practise your profession or trade in Québec , and want to have your competence recognized in France, the Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration (OFII) can answer your questions.

More information

To find out more about the Québec-France Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Competence, see the following sections:

Last update: 2016-05-03 12:08:52 PM