Getting Started in Quebec: Legal Questions


Are you new to Quebec or living on your own for the first time? You may have questions, like can a landlord make you pay a deposit? Can employers ask what country you’re from during a job interview?

This video guide has answers. It’s also a helpful tool for English as a second language (ESL) and adult education teachers.  


Heating in Rental Housing

If the landlord is responsible for heating in your apartment, when should the heat be turned on?

Learn More: Heating and Rental Housing, Régie du logement


Your Apartment – No Deposit!

You may wonder whether landlords can ask you for money in addition to rent. This is sometimes called a deposit.

Learn more: Paying the Rent, Régie du logement


Discrimination in Housing

Can landlords refuse to rent to people who don’t have a regular salary?

Learn more: Housing: No Discrimination Allowed, Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse


Shopping: Returns and Exchanges

Is it true that you can return things you buy within 30 days?

Learn More: Door-to-Door Sales, Office de la protection du consommateur


Shopping: The Automatic Warranty

Do you have to buy a warranty to get a refund or replacement if a product doesn’t work?

Learn more: The Legal Warranty: Automatic Protection for Consumers, Office de la protection du consommateur


Driving in Quebec: Accidents

A car accident can happen to anyone. If you’re in an accident, what should you do?

Learn more: Car Accidents: What to Do


Job Interviews

Can employers ask you anything during a job interview?

Learn more: Protections Against Discrimination, Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse


Work: Refusing Overtime

Can you refuse to work overtime?

Learn more: Overtime, Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail


Freedom of Expression and the Internet

Do you need people’s permission to post pictures of them online?

Learn more: Freedom of Expression on the Internet, Your Right to Control Photos and Videos of Yourself


LGBTQ+ Rights

What types of protections exist for LGBTQ+ people?

Learn more: LGBTQ+ Newcomers: Your Rights, Discrimination and Harassment Against LGBTQ+ Persons