Loans for internationally trained professionals

Achieve your dreams and work in your field in Québec!

With Microcrédit Montréal’s loan program, you – as an internationally trained professional – can secure financing of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized faster and work in your field in Québec. Let’s work together to build your future.

Support and financing to get your credentials recognized

How we lend

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  • Loans ranging from $500 to $15,000
  • Interest rate: 4% per year
  • Administration fee: 1% of the authorized loan amount
  • Repayment period: 4 years maximum
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Regular follow-up by one of our advisors

What our loans cover

  • Short-term upgrade course (less than two years)
  • Language training (related to the career project)
  • Training equipment purchases
  • Qualification assessment
  • Examinations required by the regulatory body (e.g., regulated profession or trade)
  • Professional order enrolment
  • Other related expenses

Eligibility requirements

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or accepted refugee
  • Have lived in Canada for 10 years or less
  • Wish to work in the same or a related professional field
  • Require an official certificate, credential upgrade or additional training to access the Quebec labour market
  • Basic language proficiency (English or French)
  • Know the steps involved in the recognition or upgrade required to access your profession

Apply for financing

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Fill out the loan application form

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Send the completed form to us by email or mail, with all required documents

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After receiving your application, one of our advisors will contact you by phone or email to guide you through the process.

For more information, contact us by email or phone.
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Get your diploma equivalency or Quebec licensing faster

Whatever your professional field is, if you need official certification, refresher training or complementary training to access the Québec labour market, we can help you.

Find information about practising your profession in Quebec

Are you an internationally trained architect?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) and the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), which are the organizations that evaluates architecture degrees, through a certification process.

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) website for more information >

Are you an internationally trained lawyer?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Barreau du Québec.

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Barreau du Québec website for more information >

Are you an internationally trained dentist?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ). You will also need to get your equivalency from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB).

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) website for more information >

Are you an internationally trained veterinarian?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec (OMVQ).

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec (OMVQ) website for more information >

Are you an internationally trained pharmacist?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec (OPQ). There is also a refresher program available (Qualification en pharmacie QeP) for internationally trained pharmacists.

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec (OPQ) website for more information > 

Are you an internationally trained physiotherapist?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre professionnel des physiothérapeutes du Québec (OPPQ).

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre professionnel des physiothérapeutes du Québec (OPPQ) website for more information >

Are you an internationally trained psychologist?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) website for more information > 

Are you an internationally trained nurse or nursing assistant?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) or the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec (OIIAQ).

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) website for more information > 

Please visit the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec (OIIAQ) website for more information > 

Are you an internationally trained engineer?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) website for more information > 

Are you an internationally trained doctor?

Do you want to work in your field in Québec?

You need to contact the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ). International medical graduates must first obtain recognition of equivalence of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the Medical Council of Canada (MCC).

Our program can provide a loan of up to $15,000 to get your credentials recognized and obtain your license to practise your profession.

Please visit the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) website for more information > 

A financing solution for graduates from outside Québec!

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Engineer, member of the order of engineers of Québec