In recent years, the province of Quebec has seen growing demand for workers in various fields, particularly the specialized vocational trades. You can meet this demand by pursuing vocational training—and the salaries are often impressive!
A total of 170 vocational training programs are offered in 21 different fields. These programs prepare graduates to work in the specialized or semi-specialized trades. In certain cases, however, holders of a vocational studies diploma (diplôme d’études professionnelles/DEP) can pursue studies at the college level. Vocational training leads to one of the following diplomas: the vocational studies diploma (diplôme d’études professionnelles/DEP), the professional specialization attestation (attestation de spécialisation professionnelle/ASP) or the vocational training attestation (attestation de formation professionnelle/AFP).