Processing the application
An application deemed complete under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) will receive a priority treatment of 20 days or less.
To allow for rapid processing of applications under the PEQ, it is important to submit a complete file. Incomplete files may be returned to their sender.
If the enclosed supporting items are judged unsatisfactory during the processing of your application, you will receive a letter asking for the additional item(s) to provide. Except for the diploma, which you have six months to produce, you must provide any missing item within 60 days, failing which your application may be refused.
Unlike the regular selection program for skilled workers, the PEQ does not use a system that attributes points based on different assessment factors nor a threshold for acceptance.
You must satisfy each requirement of the PEQ to obtain a CSQ. If one or more requirements are not met, the certificate cannot be issued.
On the other hand, your spouse or de facto spouse included in your application, if any, has no selection requirement to satisfy.
You will not be called to an interview under the PEQ.
Your application will be processed solely based on your file.
This assumes that your file is complete and accompanied by the required supporting items.
If you have not provided the required supporting items within the allotted time frame, your file will be closed without further notice. If you do not fulfill the requirements of the PEQ or if the documents provided are judged insufficient, your application will be refused and you will receive a letter inviting you to submit a new application under the regular selection program for skilled workers.
You can make this new application without paying additional fees as long as it does not include any new person and it is received within 180 days after the date of the letter of invitation.
If a spouse, de facto spouse or dependent child is added, you will have to pay the additional applicable fees.