The Programme de l’expérience Québécoise (PEQ), commonly known as the Quebec Experience Class, presents an ideal immigration path for individuals who have previously studied or worked in the province of Quebec.

Immigration to Quebec commences with the province issuing the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), or Quebec Selection Certificate. This document enables its holder to apply for permanent residency under PEQ as well as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Upon obtaining the CSQ, applicants must submit it to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which issues the permanent resident visa based on criminality and medical checks.

Requirements for the Quebec Experience Class (PEQ) for foreign students and non-Canadian workers in Quebec on a work permit (work visa) are as follows:

A Popular Option for Foreign Workers in Quebec:

Foreign workers with a valid work permit in Quebec can apply under this program if they:

– Have at least 1 year of work experience in Quebec within the last 2 years
– Are employed in a managerial or professional occupation in Quebec
– Have legal status in Quebec at the time of application
– Can demonstrate completion of an advanced intermediate level French course at a Quebec institution (if education in Quebec was not conducted in French) OR prove French language proficiency through a recognized test or meeting professional order requirements.

A Popular Option for International Students who have studied in Quebec:

The Quebec Experience Class is a favored choice for students who have studied in Quebec. Eligibility criteria for these students include:

– Obtaining a degree or diploma from a college/university recognized by the Quebec ministry of education
– Applying within 3 years (36 months) from the end date of the study program
– Studying for at least 2 years (1800 hours)
– Completing an advanced intermediate level French course at a Quebec institution (if the course was not conducted in French) OR proving French language proficiency through a recognized test.

Recognized French language tests by the Quebec government include DELF/DALF, TCF, TEFaQ, TEF, and TCFQ, all of which are converted to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB; NCLC for French) for immigration purposes.

Recognized English language tests include IELTS, CELPIP (General Training only), and TEF (for French).

Processing Timelines:

The Quebec Experience Class follows a 2-stage process, highly expedited by Quebec immigration authorities:

Stage 1: Issuance of the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) within 1 month for PEQ applications.

Stage 2: Applicants must then apply to IRCC for permanent residence, with processing times varying across different visa offices.

Caregiver Programme For Permanent Resident

Canada Quebec Visa

Canada Spouse Visa

Caregiver Programme For Permanent Resident

Canada Parent Visa

Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

Federal Skilled Trade Worker Category

Canada Tourist Visa

Canada PNP Visa

Wave Visas Immigration Client's Feedback

Recent Reviews