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
  • Low variable interest rate : Desjardins’s prime rate + 1%
  • Repayment period: 4 years average
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Line of credit converted to term loan after two years 
  • Follow-up by one of our advisors 
  • Loans will be disbursed in partnership with the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins

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 : child care expenses, living expenses, etc.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, temporary worker or accepted refugee
  • 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

What are the steps?

Important : Please note that all steps are mandatory. Once your eligibility has been verified,
you will receive BY EMAIL the next steps in the loan application process.

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I receive the link by email and complete the Loan Evaluation Form

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I download, complete, and save my Personal budget and professional plan (PDF)

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I upload all the required documents

Prepare the required documents
  1. Proof of immigration status
  2. Proof of education/diplomas
  3. Provide supporting documents for the fees related to your credentialing process
  4. Personal budget and professional plan (PDF to download, fill out and save)
  5. Updated Resume (C.V.)
  6. Proof of family income (notices of assessment or other proof of income)
  7. Proof of valid work permit with a recent paycheck (temporary workers)
  8. Proof of address (copy of residential lease or Hydro-Quebec bill)
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

A financing solution for graduates from outside Québec!

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