Finding a Job

Prepare your Job Application

You need to review your résumé or write a cover letter? Certain websites provide tools and tips to help you prepare your applications. 

Consult Your Complete Job Search Guide (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Your Complete Job Search Guide walks you through the steps for your job search and contains tips and tools that will help you to properly plan each step. Among other things, you will find information on non-posted jobs, how to prepare for an interview and how to draw up your résumé.
Find Useful Examples of Letters and Administrative Correspondence to Apply for a Job
The Office québécois de la langue française publishes Le français au bureau, a reference tool that provides, among other things, sample letters that can be downloaded. You will find, in the excerpt available online, examples of a cover letter, an unsolicited application letter, and a reply to a job offer.
Draw up your Résumé
Two models are presented: a chronological résumé and a skills-based résumé. Both models are in the form of a template. You can edit each section by entering your own information, making it easy to prepare a personalized résumé. The models were designed to help people who are not familiar with computers write a résumé.

Request a Copy of a Report Card, Transcript or Diploma
For certain jobs, you may have to include a copy of a report card, transcript or diploma with your application. You can obtain a copy of those documents from the ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
Request a Comparative Evaluation for Studies Done Outside Québec
If you studied outside Québec, you can request a comparative evaluation for your studies. The evaluation will allow educational institutions, professional orders and other organizations to recognize the knowledge and skills you acquired during your studies outside Québec.
Request Recognition of your Acquired Competencies
The recognition of acquired competencies makes it possible to have your accumulated experience recognized. This process will allow you to be evaluated and obtain official recognition for competencies acquired on the job or through real-life experience in relation to a program of study.