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27 Apr 2020

Information for Foreign Workers and Students in Québec

Please take note of the following information:

Health Insurance Coverage for Foreign Nationals
For questions concerning healthcare coverage for foreign nationals, we invite you to visit the page Questions and answers about our services during the pandemic on the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec’s website, notably the following sections:
  • COVID-19: information and testing – What coverage does Québec
    provide for COVID-19 screening and care?
  • Foreign workers and students in Québec: Health insurance coverage

Important information regarding immigration
The ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration is closely monitoring the evolving situation related to COVID-19. The Ministry will continuously update its page Important information regarding immigration, notably the section “Temporary foreign workers,” that includes information on work permits and on the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ), as well as the section “Foreign students,” where information on the PEQ and on the Québec Acceptance Certificate can be found.

Information on Financial Assistance for Workers and for Businesses

The Governments of Québec and of Canada have set up financial assistance programs to support workers as well as companies that are facing economic difficulties caused by COVID-19. Information regarding this financial assistance is available on the site Québec.ca – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec under the heading “Financial assistance”.

Temporary Foreign Workers in the Bio-food Sector in the Context of COVID-19
Québec government ministries and agencies responsible for arrivals of temporary foreign workers in the bio-food sector have published the following information:


International students
The ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur has prepared answers to frequently asked questions for international students, available online at Québec.ca - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec for international students. It notably provides up-to-date current information on the current semester, internships, financial assistance, applications for future admission, study permits, etc.


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