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About the Program
The provincial government of Quebec encourages its residing temporary workers and studying international graduates to avail the permanent resident status under this program. The Quebec government shortlist the right talent by filtering the applicants who approach for permanent residence under this program. Being a fast track process, PEQ frames and carries out a unique methodological approach to select the right temporary staff and pursuing international graduate.
Quebec Experience Program for Students
If a student or graduate who is willing to apply under this stream must be pursuing their education under any one of these groups
- Diploma in Vocational studies that has 1800 hours of classes
- Acquire DVS followed by Attestation of Vocational Specialization
- Diploma in college studies or technical training
- Master’s Degree
- Bachelors degree (under-recognized university)
The university or educational institute under which the candidate is pursuing their education must be a government recognized one and the applying student must stay within the province of Quebec for at least half a period concerning the entire course duration.
Quebec Experience Program for Students- Additional Criteria
Having language affluence in French, is always considered to be an added perk for an applying candidate and they need to prove it by making themself eligible under one of the factors
Must have completed any one of the above-mentioned course(s) in French.
Must have done their secondary or post-secondary education for at least three years in French.
Must have completed an intermediate-advanced approach of French created by Quebec province.
Must have passed the language proficiency test conducted by any renowned stream like Test de francais.
The student can apply for their permanent residence once they have completed their studies.
Quebec Experience Program- Temporary Workers
To get qualified under this category an applicant must be residing in the province of Quebec on duty or visiting the province for an official holiday.
The applicant must be working in any organization belongs to Quebec as a full-time foreign worker for at least 12 months continuously in the last 24 months from the date of applying. The candidate can be working in multiple organization in the last 12 months but it needs to be without any gap.
According to the regulations passed by the government of Quebec on August 2nd 2018, the province is open to almost all kind of jobs that includes profession, technical and skilled labour added with level C and level D kind of intermediary jobs.
The applying candidate must work for a minimum of 30 hours per week in any employed job operating within the provincial limit of Quebec and self-employed, entrepreneur or business-owner/partner or part-time worker are not found to be eligible under this criteria.
If the candidate’s spouse is also residing in the provincial state of Quebec under open work permit is also considered under this program to apply for permanent residence status (provided if they match with all the eligibility criteria).
During the time of applying for PR visa under the PEQ stream, the foreign worker needs to adhere to all the compliances of Temporary Visa.
The applying candidate must possess at least an intermediate level of oral knowledge on French and they can prove it based on any one of the multiple options available.
- The selection of a candidate will be purely based on the information provided from their side.
- All the documents related to applying for PR needs to be submitted within 20 business days from the time CSQ provided.
- Once the applicant is done with CSQ process they will be directed to apply for PR visa to the federal government by submitting their health and background certificates.