The Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) allows Quebec graduates and temporary foreign workers who hold a skilled job in Quebec to obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).
Candidates wishing to apply under the graduate stream of the PEQ must respect several requirements. They must have a legal status in Quebec if the application is submitted from within Quebec. They must intend to establish themselves in Quebec in order to work, and must have resided in Quebec during at least half of the duration of their studies. Candidates must possess a Quebec diploma admissible to the PEQ and must submit their application within 36 months after obtaining their diploma. Finally, candidates must demonstrate a sufficient knowledge of French and meet financial requirements.
Candidates wishing to apply under the skilled temporary foreign worker stream of the PEQ must also intend to establish themselves in Quebec to work, must have resided temporarily in Quebec with the primary purpose of working, and must have maintained legal status in Quebec throughout their stay. They must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of French and meet certain financial requirements. The candidates must have occupied a full-time job at the managerial, professional, or technical level (level 0, A, or B, according to the National Occupational Classification) during at least 12 of the 24 months preceding the submission of their application. At the time of submission, they must occupy a full-time, level 0, A, or B job.
After the candidate has obtained their CSQ, they can present an application for permanent residence.
Please contact us in order to verify your eligibility for the PEQ.