You must meet the general conditions of the program and the specific conditions for the temporary foreign workers stream.
You must prove that:
Your de facto spouse or spouse who is accompanying you must have knowledge of oral French equivalent to Level 4 on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes (PDF 1.88 Mb) (in French).
You must be legally in Québec as a temporary foreign worker or under a youth exchange program, including:
To be eligible for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program), the jobs which you have held must:
To be eligible, you must also have a job that meets these criteria at the time you apply and for at least 24 of the 36 months before you submit your application.
No part-time work period can be considered for eligibility for the PEQ.
Work experience that is not continuous can be considered in your application if it was full time.
Under certain conditions, your accompanying spouse may obtain an open work permit to work.
If you have a work permit for an accompanying spouse, you can also submit an application as part for the PEQ as a principal applicant.
You may be required to complete an interview with an immigration counsellor to verify, for example, the accuracy of the information provided in your application for permanent selection.
If so, you will receive a notice specifying the:
The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration may also conduct additional verification.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: from 8:00 to 16:00
Wednesday: from 10:00 to 16:30
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