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Applying for permanent selection from Québec

Do you want to settle in Québec permanently? Do you have a job in Québec? Are you a Québec graduate or a temporary foreign worker? Depending on your situation, you could take advantage of one of two permanent immigration programs:

  • Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program)
  • Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP)

You can apply for permanent selection in Québec in a skilled worker category if you are 18 years of age or older and are planning to settle in Québec in order to hold a job.

After having obtained your Certificat de sélection du Québec, you must apply for permanent residence.

Important: You can apply for permanent selection as a skilled worker under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) or you can declare your interest in immigrating to Québec using the Arrima system, in which case you may be asked to apply under the Regular Skilled Worker Program.

 

Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) – Québec Graduate

This program is for you if:

  • you obtained an admissible Québec diploma; 
  • you currently have a full-time job in Québec at Skill Level 0, A, B or C of the National Occupational Classification (the job must be related to your professional training diploma);
  • you have at least 12 or 18 months’ work experience, depending on the diploma you obtained, at Skill Level 0, A, B or C of the National Occupational Classification (the job must be related to your professional training diploma);
  • you can demonstrate knowledge of spoken French (oral comprehension and oral production) at a skill level equal to or higher than 7 on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes (in French only - PDF, 1923 kB) or its equivalent.

Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) – Temporary Skilled Worker

This program is for you if:

  • you currently hold job at level 0, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC);
  • you have held this job for at least 24 months during the last 36 months;
  • you can demonstrate knowledge of spoken French (oral comprehension and oral production) at a skill level equal to or higher than 7 on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes (in French only - PDF, 1923 kB) or its equivalent.

 

If you are not eligible for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise, you may be eligible for the Regular Skilled Worker Program. If so, declare you interest in immigrating using the Arrima system, and you may be asked to apply under that program.

 

Regular Skilled Worker Program

This program assesses your socio-occupational characteristics based on nine factors and also takes into account the characteristics of your spouse or de facto spouse included in the application.

 

To learn more

Visit our page I am staying in Québec for testimonials of graduates who have become permanent residents.


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