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Conditions and procedure

Knowledge of French

You must demonstrate an advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French and, depending on your situation, present one of the following official documents:

If you are a skilled temporary foreign worker, you can submit:

  • an attestation of results of an oral French test or diploma recognized by the Ministère that demonstrates attainment of a level of competency 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 to its equivalent (level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference).

The attestation must be issued by organizations that offer these tests (Centre international d’études pédagogiques, Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris Île-de-France) to be recognized by the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion 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 true copy issued by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques.

The minimum passing grades for the DELF and DALF test, to satisfy the PEQ language requirements 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 secondary or post-secondary full-time study, pursued entirely in French (including the master’s and doctoral theses, if applicable) and, if 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, in 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 or an attestation of fulfilment of the language requirements of a professional order in Québec or an attestation of successful completion of an examination administered by the Office québécois de la langue française for the purposes of obtaining a regular licence to practise.
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