Conditions and procedure
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Conditions and procedure

Important :
Since November 1, 2019, Québec graduates can submit an application for permanent selection under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program). Temporary foreign workers can continue submitting an application.

Effective November 14, 2019, the selection conditions of the PEQ which had prevailed before November 1, 2019 are re-established. Consult the news.


Knowledge of French

You must have advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French and provide, depending on the situation that applies to you, an official document to demonstrate this:

If you are a temporary foreign worker, you may submit:

  • Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration demonstrating a level of proficiency in oral comprehension and oral production of 7 or higher on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent (Level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference)

The attestation must be issued by an organization that offers these tests (Centre international d’études pédagogiques, Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris Île-de-France) to be recognized by Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration, and the results must have been issued less than two years prior to the date your application was submitted.

The following tests and diplomas are recognized by the Ministère:

*For the DELF and DALF test results to be eligible, you may have to provide the original diploma or a certified copy issued by Centre international d’études pédagogiques.

To satisfy the PEQ language requirements, the minimum passing grades for the DELF and DALF tests are:

      • DELF B2: 16/25 or more for the two oral exams;
      • DALF C1: 8/25 or more for the two oral exams;
      • DALF C2: 16/50 or more for the oral exam.
  • A final transcript attesting to the successful completion of at least three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study completed entirely in French (including the master’s and doctoral theses, if applicable) and, where the national language of instruction is not exclusively French, an attestation from the issuing institution indicating the duration of the study program and the language of instruction

  • A final transcript attesting to the successful completion of an advanced intermediate level French course taken in Québec at a recognized educational institution included on the list of French courses eligible under the PEQ:

  • A regular licence to practise from a professional order in Québec, an attestation of fulfillment of the language requirements of a professional order in Québec or an attestation of successful completion of the examination administered by Office québécois de la langue française for the purposes of obtaining a regular licence to practise

Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration may conduct an interview to verify the level of French-language proficiency attested to.

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Last modification : 2019-11-27
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