Notice - Temporary suspension of intake of applications ‎under the Québec Graduates stream of the Programme de ‎l’expérience québécoise (Québec experience program)‎

  • Home
  • Latest News
  • Notice - Temporary suspension of intake of applications ‎under the Québec Graduates stream of the Programme de ‎l’expérience québécoise (Québec experience program)‎

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)

or

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).‎