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Conditions and procedure

Conditions to be met as a Québec graduate

You must meet all the conditions of the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec Experience Program) when you submit your application for permanent selection. You must:

  • Intend to settle in Québec to hold a job
  • Have stayed temporarily in Québec for the primary purpose of studying and have respected the conditions of your stay
  • Have stayed in Québec for at least half the duration of your study program
  • Hold an eligible Québec diploma
  • Demonstrate advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French
  • Undertake to provide for your basic needs and, where applicable, those of your spouse or de facto spouse and dependent children included in your application for permanent selection, for a minimum period of three months
  • Be at least 18 years old, hold a valid passport and, if you are applying from Québec, be legally in Québec at the time of application


If you hold a post-graduation work permit, you can apply under the PEQ as a temporary foreign worker if the selection conditions are more advantageous for you.

You are not eligible for the PEQ if:

  • You hold a bursary with a clause requiring a return to your country (unless you have already fulfilled this condition)
  • You have started a new study program in Québec
  • More than 36 months have elapsed between the time you completed your study program in Québec and the date you submitted your application for permanent selection 
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