In the province of Quebec, beauty services are not regulated. Hairstylists and estheticians are listed under voluntary trades, which means they are not regulated or don’t need to secure a Certificate of Qualification to work in the trades.
Individuals interested in trades with compulsory qualifications must become qualified to practice in their trades. This means becoming a certified or licensed journeyperson in the province. They must enrol in an apprenticeship program, create an agreement with an employer for the apprenticeship and then take and pass the examination to get the Certificate of Qualification.
More information about the steps to become a journeyperson in Quebec is available here:
Because the province doesn’t have strict laws for beauticians, aspirants have the option to study and get skills in the different beauty services from any training provider. International training is acceptable.