Programme de l'Expérience Québécoise (PEQ)

The "Programme de l'Expérience Québécoise (PEQ)"  is a fast-track immigration stream which allows applicants to quickly obtain a "Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ)" and apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.

There are two streams you can apply for under the PEQ program:

A. Quebec Graduate

B.  Worker on a post-graduate work permit

A. Quebec Graduate*
 

1. Applicants must prove that they graduated with one of these eligible diplomas within the last 3 years:

  • Bachelor's degree 

  • Master's degree 

  • PH.D 

  • "Diplôme d’études Collégiales" (DEC) technical level;

  • "Diplôme d’études Professionnelles" (DEP) of 1 800 hours  or more;

  • "Diplôme d’études Professionnelles (DEP) + "Attestation de Spécialisation Professionnelle (ASP) for a minimum of 1800 hours  and a related ASP. 

*The program is currently suspended for Quebec Graduates, unless your work permit is expiring before November 1st, 2019 or if you previously submitted a Quebec Skilled Workers Application under Mon Projet Québec. 

2. Proof of knowledge of french

You must submit either:

  • A final transcript showing you completed a study program in Quebec which was entirely in French.

  • French Language Test results showing you have reached a level of B2.

B. Work Permit Holder 

Requirements to qualify for the Work Permit Holder PEQ stream:

1. Have a valid work permit

2. Have at least 1 year of work experience in the last 2 years

3. You must hold a job in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B) at the moment of submission

4. Proof of knowledge of french

You must submit either:

  • A final transcript showing you completed a study program of at least 3 years in Quebec which was entirely in French.

  • French Language Test results showing you have reached a level of B2 

 

Processing times

  • You should receive your CSQ in 20 business days from the moment the application is successfully submitted.

 

How we can help

  • Attend immigration interviews with you. The PEQ program has been inviting applicants to immigration interviews in order to determine their French language proficiency. Lawyers are allowed to attend the interviews with you and we will prepare you adequately prior to the interview.
     

  • Get up to date info. The  PEQ program has been constantly changing for the last few years with new guidelines, new submission portals and new eligibility criteria. We keep up to date with the latest immigration news and direct you towards the best possible solutions for your specific case.
     

  • Submit the application in a timely manner.  You may find yourself overwhelmed by the application procedure and you likely want to submit your application before new  regulation changes your eligibility to apply.  We will ensure your application is submitted as soon as possible.
     

  • Submit a complete application. If you are missing any information or documents to your application, you may lose on your chance to immigrate or never get selected to apply for permanent residency. We will prepare you in advance for the required documents and ensure your application is complete.

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