Listed below are the requirements for the Quebec Experience Class (PEQ) for foreign students and non-Canadians working in Quebec on a work permit (work visa). However, candidates who do not fulfil the requirements of Quebec Experience Class (PEQ) may still apply under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), also known as the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP).
A Popular Option for Foreign Workers in Quebec
Foreign workers working in Quebec with a valid work permit will be able to apply under this program if:
A Popular Option for International Students who studies/have studied in Quebec
The Quebec Experience Class is a popular option of students who studies (or have studied) in the province of Quebec. To be eligible to apply under this program, the student:
The following language tests are recognised by the Quebec government for French:
No matter which test the applicant choose to take in order to substantiate his or her French language proficiency, they are converted to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB; NCLC for French) when it comes to immigration to Canada.
The following language tests are recognised by the Quebec government for English:
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Quebec Experience Class is a 2-stage process and is highly expedited (made fast) by the Quebec immigration authorities.
Stage 1: The government of Quebec aims the issuance of the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) within 1 months’ time for applications under the Quebec Experience category.
Stage 2: Once the applicant receives the selection certificate, he or she need to apply to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. This processing time may vary from one visa office to another.
|Program Name: Quebec Experience Class (PEQ)
|Application Processing Fee (C$)
|Permanent Residence Fee (C$)
|If adding spouse or common-law partner
|If adding a dependent child (22 years or less)