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Its mandatory for international students to have healthcare covered.
Most of the Canadian provinces have two types of health insurance plans:
Medicare - which is provided free by the Canadian government for permanent residents and citizens of Canada, covering doctor visits, hospital stays, and medical tests.
Private Health Insurance: Residents and students need to purchase, it covers,hospital stays, medical tests, and many more.
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The province of Quebec has three predominant English language Universities,
The Canadian government provides a variety of options allowing international students to stay in the country and work, upon completion of their studies. One option is the Post-Graduate work permit program, which allows graduates of post-secondary institutions to stay for up-to three years and work in any Canadian province and gain required work experience, without the need of an arranged job offer.
Some provinces like Ontario, offer provincial immigration programs, like the Ontario Immigrant Nominee program, which allow international students who have studied in Ontario a chance to apply for residency, and if successful may be able to remain permanently in Canada.
Quebec has a thriving economy, representing 19.65% of the total Canadian GDP. The main industrial products from Quebec City are pulp, food, metal, paper, wood items, chemicals and electronics. The economy is based largely on transportation, tourism, service sector, and defence.
Key industries in Quebec include:
The St Lawrence River valley is the most fertile agricultural area in Quebec, and the largest producer of maple syrup in the world, along with production of fruit, vegetables, and dairy.
There are over 27 mines in the province of Quebec, producing over 30 different minerals, , including iron, gold, nickel, titanium, zinc, copper, silver and stone and an estimated mineral shipment value of $6.8 billion. The mining industry provides 15,000 jobs, and has an investment value that exceeds $2 billion.
Known as the “Beautiful province”, Quebec experiences annual increase in tourism each year. The tourism industry is linked to over 30,000 businesses, creating jobs mainly in the hospitality, transport and maintenance sectors.
The hydroelectricity company Hydro-Quebec is the largest in the world and employs more than 40,000 people, and as such, holds a monopoly in the generation, transmition and distribution of electricity in Quebec.
The forestry industry in Quebec is vast and widespread with numerous coniferous forests, lakes and rivers. As a result, the pulp, paper, and lumber industries are thriving, with an estimated value of more than $18 billion.