Mission of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur

Under its constituting Act, the Ministère carries out its activities in the areas of preschool, elementary and secondary school, college and university education; research; student financial assistance; and recreation and sports. Its activities are primarily focused on the following:

  • promoting education, higher education, research, recreation and sports
  • contributing, through its promotional efforts and by providing development and support in these areas, to raising the level of scientific, cultural and professional achievement and the level of participation in recreation and sports activities of the Québec population and its individual citizens
  • helping to harmonize its orientations and activities with government policy as a whole, taking into account economic, social and cultural needs
  • encouraging an increase in the level of education of the people of Québec
  • promoting access to the highest forms of learning for anyone with the desire for this pursuit