Conditions and procedure
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Conditions and procedure

Acceptance of permanent immigration applications under the Québec Graduates component of the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (Québec experience program) is temporarily suspended. For more information, see the notice.

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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Last modification : 2019-07-10
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