The Quebec Experience Class Program

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The Quebec Experience Class Program

Quebec Experience Class Program (PEQ) is consider to be equal to the Canadian Class program, PEQ is specially meant for the students and workers that have came to Quebec from foreign countries. QSW and PEQ are the two basic programs for the migration, but the difference between these two is that PEQ is not a point based program. Only certain guidelines should be fulfilled by the applicant, due to this the processing time of application reduces resulting in faster processing time than other Quebec Immigration program.

There are only two sets of conditions on students and Workers under PEQ

PEQ Requirements for students

  • The age of applicant should be 18 or more
  • Applicant should have a mind set of settling in Quebec with a Job Offer
  • Certification of advanced intermediate level of French proficiency is necessary
  • There should be no violation in rules of student permit and CAQ by applicant

A valid Quebec diploma for PEQ is must to be possessed or applicant can give the assurance of completing the 6 months diploma in next 6 months from the date of application.

The following type of diploma are considered under PEQ

  • DEP (Diploma of Vocational Studies)- at least 1800 hours of study is required
  • DEC (Diploma Of college Studies) - Technical training program
  • DEP (Diploma of Vocational Studies)- DEP with any short vocational program related to studies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s degree, Ph.D. studies

PEQ Requirements for Worker

  • Minimum age of Applicant should be 18 years
  • The plan of Applicant should be settle down in Quebec and have a Job offer.
  • Applicant should be working under Quebec employer with a legal work permit.
  • Applicant should have skill level of o, A or B with valid work experience in Quebec for at least 12 months.
  • Applicant must have advanced intermediate French Proficiency.

Additional Points to remember about PEQ

B2 level in French Proficiency can be used in following cases

  • If you have completed your studies in French language.
  • If you have taken French intermediate classes from recognized institute
  • If you have given a French language test
  • No interview is required under PEQ

If your application has been approved then you cannot change your study program. You have to continue with the program approved by the Government.

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