Quebec Experience Class

  • PEQ is a fast track immigration program which allows the candidate who has studied or worked in Quebec to migrate to Quebec.
  • Immigration to Quebec under this category is a two step process being, attaining a CSQ and then applying for immigration.
  • After obtaining the CSQ, he/she must then apply for federal approval before Canada immigration visa can be issued. The federal authorities are responsible for medical criminal checks.
  • There are two main categories under Quebec Experience class which are:
Foreign Students:
  • Foreign students must meet the below criteria to apply for PEQ
  • The student must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized educational institution recognized of Quebec Ministry of Education within the past 36 months;
  • The student must fulfill at least 1800 study hours (two years) in Quebec.
  • The student must provide an evidence that they have successfully completed an advanced intermediate level French course at a Quebec educational institution.
  • If you do not possess the required language proficiency, then you must take up a standardized language test recognized by the government of Quebec.
Temporary Foreign Worker
  • Temporary workers in Quebec are eligible to apply for PEQ only if they meet the following requirements
  • The worker must have worked in Quebec for 12 months in a skilled, managerial, or professional occupation in the 24 months prior to submission of the application;
  • The worker should be employed at the time of his/her application and must show legal status in Quebec.
  • The worker must provide an evidence of his/her successful completion of an advanced intermediate level French course at a Quebec educational institution.
  • If he/she did not complete their studies in French, then they must take up a standardized language test recognized by the government of Quebec.
Other Essential Information
  • The assessment of applicants under PEQ is done on fast track basis and has a processing time of less than a month.
  • Applicants have working experience or studying in Quebec and who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the PEQ, may also be eligible to apply for a CSQ through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.


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