The Ministère is temporarily suspending the intake of permanent immigration applications under the Québec Graduates stream of the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ - Québec experience program).
This suspension will be in effect from July 10, 2019, to November 1, 2019. The basis of this decision is to give priority to applicants who occupy a job in Québec during this period.
However, it is still possible for Québec Graduates who wish to remain in Québec to apply for a post-diploma work permit from the Government of Canada.
Please note that there are two exceptions to this suspension. The following people are not subject to this temporary suspension and may submit an application for selection under the PEQ – Québec Graduates stream between July 10 and November 1, 2019:
1. Graduates who have a valid work permit as of July 10, 2019, that expires before November 1, 2019
2. Applicants whose application for selection was terminated under the Act to increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration (2019, ch. 11). In this case, either:
a) their terminated application for permanent selection was presented to the minister pursuant to Section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals (ch. I-0.2, r. 4)
b) they resided in Québec on June 16, 2019, while holding a study or work permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act(DORS/2002-227).