A Notary in Quebec is not what it means to the rest of North America. In Quebec a Notary is a trained Lawyer who specializes in Wills, Real Estates and Marriage Contracts and it is the Notary who handles the closing of a real estate transaction.
Quebec notaries have a much wider range of services than notaries elsewhere in Canada. They may advise clients on legal matters, represent clients before tribunals and administration boards and draw up legal documents such as contracts and wills.
Quebec notaries are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments and various business establishments or they may be self-employed.