General Information

Education in Quebec

There is only one English-language school in the Lower St. Lawrence region: Metis Beach School located in Métis-sur-Mer. It is an English elementary and secondary school. The other Lower St. Lawrence educational institutions offer instruction in French, with the exception of language courses.

Metis Beach School,
468 Beach,
Métis-sur-Mer,
418-936-3288
http://schools.essb.qc.ca/metis/

For information on education in Quebec, contact the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. The English-language web site provides an overview on the education system in Quebec. It includes other English language sites that provide information on important questions such as eligibility requirements for English public schools. Metis Beach School is very familiar with the language requirements under Bill 101 so please feel free to contact the school.

Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
337, rue Moreault,
bureau 2.04, 2e étage
Rimouski 418 727-3600 toll free: 1-866-747-6626
http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca

Federal and provincial government web sites

For general information about Quebec government programs and services, contact Services Quebec: Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-877 644-4545, or go to http:www.gouv.qc.ca/portail/quebec/pgs/commun/nousjoindre

For general information about federal government programs and services, call the toll-free number (1-800-622-6232) or visit the government’s website.

For more details about each region in the Lower St. Lawrence, you can contact the regional conferences of elected officers (Conférence régionale des élues Bas-St-Laurent), the CRE-BSL. This organization brings together the various municipalities in Quebec’s 17 administrative regions to work on various socio-economic files. Their web site is available in French, English, and Spanish and provides an in-depth profile of each region: http://www.bas-saint-laurent.org