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Quebec is predominantly French-speaking, with 85.4% of the population speaking French as their first language.

The province is a member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.

In Quebec, there are 61 education service centers, 2 special-status school boards and 9 English-language school boards.

School service centers include :

  • 2,370 public schools; ¹
  • 183 adult education centers,
  • 187 vocational training centers.

Education service centers provide services to 1,200,000 students in preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational training and adult education, thanks to the commitment of nearly 150,000 employees.²

When it comes to post-secondary education, literacy and adult training, Quebec has over a hundred institutions, including 48 collèges d’enseignement général et professionnel (CÉGEPS) and nearly twenty universities.

¹- Statistical data taken from the Banque de données des statistiques officielles sur le Québec website. Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES). Indicators and Statistics Department. Informational sphere. GDUNO system. December 2019 data: https://bdso.gouv.qc.ca/pls/ken/ken213_afich_tabl.page_tabl?p_iden_tran=REPERE8T6O844-204312456750%5da_4&p_lang=1&p_m_o=MEES&p_id_ss_domn=1099&p_id_raprt=3610#temps=2018-2019

² https://www.fcssq.quebec/centres-de-services-scolaires/rôle