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Staying permanently in Québec after your studies

Obtaining a post-graduation work permit

At the end of your studies, if you wish to work in Québec, you can submit an application for a post-graduation work permit This hyperlink will open in a new window. from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  

Your post-graduation work permit is valid for up to the same length as your study program. It allows you to work for any eligible employer in Canada.

On June 7, 2022, changes were made to the eligibility conditions for post-graduation work permits for international students enrolled in certain study programs and educational institutions in Québec.

Visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website This hyperlink will open in a new window. to know which programs and institutions give access to this type of work permit.

Costs and time

Visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website for post-graduation work permit fees This hyperlink will open in a new window. and processing times This hyperlink will open in a new window.. The post-graduation work permit is not renewable. 

Permanent immigration programs

If you wish to stay in Québec permanently after your studies, you can submit an application for permanent selection in the Québec Experience Program (PEQ) This hyperlink will open in a new window.

To be eligible for the PEQ as a Québec graduate, you must meet the selection conditions for Québec graduates This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Last update: June 6, 2022

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