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Important :
As of July 22, 2020, new selection conditions apply to candidates who submit an application under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program). One of the new selection conditions pertains to the spouse or de facto spouse included in the principal applicant’s application. Transitional measures are also planned.

Processing time

Any application received under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise will be processed within 6 months, excluding postal delays, for complete applications not requiring an interview or additional verification.

Incomplete file

To accelerate processing of applications received under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec Experience Program), it is important to submit a complete file. Incomplete files will be returned to the sender.

To be admissible, your file must include parts 1 and 2 of the Application for permanent selection - Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ) (A-0520-GF or A-0520-IF) duly completed and signed, any other required forms duly completed and signed, all the documents requested in the required format as well as full payment of the fees required (in Canadian currency only) to process your application.

During the processing of your permanent selection application, the Minister will ask you and, if any, the members of  your family included in your application, via email, to obtain an attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values if you have not already obtained it at the time the application for permanent selection was submitted. Following the Minister’s request, you will have a maximum of 60 days to obtain the attestation of learning about values. If you do not respect this timeframe, your application will be rejected.

In addition, when your application is processed, if any information, signature or supporting documents are missing, or if the documents provided are not in the required format, you will receive a letter from Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion indicating which documents or information are missing or incomplete and in what format they must be provided. You will have a maximum of 60 days to send them to us. If you do not meet this deadline, your application will be rejected.

Selection process

Unlike the Regular Skilled Worker Program, the Programme de l’expérience québécoise does not use a system that attributes points based on different assessment factors and criteria.

You must meet all the conditions of the Programme de l’expérience québécoise to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec. If one or more requirements are not met, the certificate cannot be issued.

Your file must absolutely be complete in order for your application to be processed.

Conditions not met

If you fail to meet all of the program selection conditions your application will be refused.

Addition of a family member

To add a spouse or de facto spouse, you must again complete an Application for permanent selection – Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ) (A-0520-GF or A-0520-IF). You and your spouse or de facto spouse must duly complete the form, sign it in all the spaces provided and include all necessary documents for your spouse or de facto spouse in the required format. You must also include full payment of the fees required for the addition of a spouse or de facto spouse.

Your spouse or de facto spouse must also obtain an attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values expressed in the Charter of human rights and freedoms.

If your spouse or de facto spouse has a valid study permit or work permit and has already participated in an Objectif Intégration session, he or she will not have to take additional steps.

If your spouse or de facto spouse has not completed the Objectif Intégration session, he or she will receive, by email, an application to obtain an attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values.

If Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration has already issued you a Certificat de sélection du Québec for yourself and, if applicable, for your dependent children included in your application, you must return it before you can obtain a new one for you, your spouse or de facto spouse and for each of your dependent children.

If you add a dependent child, you must provide all documents requested for a dependent child in the required format under Part 2 of the Application for permanent selection – Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ) (A-0520-GF or A-0520-IF) as well as full payment of the fees required for the addition of a dependent child.

Dependent children 18 years of age or older must also obtain their attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values expressed by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

IMPORTANT: In accordance with the legislation in force, all individuals must, if required and under penalty of rejection of their application, answer questions from an immigration officer, including during an interview, and submit all documents required by Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration to verify the accuracy of the information provided in their application.

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Last modification : 2020-07-22
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