You’re new to Québec?

​Here is some information on the laws that protect your rights and those of your children.

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​The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms

In Québec, there is a law that protects your rights and freedoms: It’s the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms This link will redirect you to an external website in a new window..

This Charter states the fundamental principles of Québec society and recognizes that all individuals are equal in worth and dignity regardless of their age, sex, national origin, race, colour, language, religion, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, civil status, social condition, political convictions, disability or means to palliate a disability.



Equal access to employment

When you are looking for a job, you are protected under the Charter which prohibits discrimination in employment. Moreover, the purpose of the Act Respecting Equal Access to Employment in Public Bodies This link will redirect you to an external website in a new window. is to ensure a more equitable representation of women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities who are often victims of discrimination.

The Rights of Your Children​

The Charter This link will redirect you to an external website in a new window. as well as the Youth Protection Act This link will redirect you to an external website in a new window. protect the rights of your children.

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