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Québec government offices abroad

To represent it abroad, Québec has a network of 31 government offices that are located in 18 countries.

Mandate

Through its network, the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie offers services, advices, and activities adapted to the characteristics of different countries to businesses, creators, researchers, and Québec institutions.

Depending on the importance of the posts (general delegation, delegation, bureau or trade office) and the relations they maintain with the host countries, the representative offices provide services in the sectors of activity that fall within the constitutional jurisdiction of Québec, which are:

  • economy;
  • education;
  • culture;
  • immigration;
  • public affairs.

General delegation

General delegation is the most important office of Québec abroad, under the direction of a delegate appointed by the government. It offers services in the following sectors of activity : economy, education, culture, immigration and public affairs.

General delegation employs advisors (for some general delegations only), attachés and support staff recruited in-country.

Québec has general delegations in:

Delegation

Delegation is headed by a delegate appointed by the Government. It offers services in some of the following sectors of activity : economy, education, culture and public affairs.

Delegation employs ddvisors, who are employees seconded from a Québec ministry for the length of the assignment, attachés and support staff recruited in-country.

Québec has delegations in:

Bureau

Bureau is headed by a director appointed by the Minister or the deputy minister of International Relations and Francophonie. It provides services in a limited number of areas.

Bureau employs attachés and support staff recruited in-country.

Québec has bureaus in:

Trade office

Trade office is headed by a resident of the host country and provides services in a specific number of areas.

Trade office employs staff recruited in-country.

Québec has trade offices in

Representation in multilateral affairs

Québec exercises its constitutional jurisdiction by participating in the work of international forums :

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