Living in QuébecAfter your studies! 1 24 mars 2016 Living in Québec After Graduation Immigrating to Québec Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) Programme régulier des travailleurs qualifiés (PRTQ – regular program for skilled workers) Permanent residence and post-graduation work permits 2 24 mars 2016 Immigrating to Québec Shared jurisdiction Québec • Is responsible for selecting the candidates interested in immigrating to its territory • Has its own selection criteria • Issues the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) Canada • Is responsible for admitting immigrants to its territory, including Québec • Conducts health, security, and criminal background checks • Issues the permanent resident visa 3 24 mars 2016 4 24 mars 2016 .Immigrating to Québec Permanently settling in Québec • Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) • Programme régulier de sélection des travailleurs qualifiés (PTRQ – regular program for skilled workers) in Québec and abroad A self-assessment questionnaire is available online to help direct you to the program that seems most appropriate for your situation. you must among other things: • • • • Settle in Québec to hold a job Be at least 18 years old (age of majority) Have respected the conditions of your stay in Québec Undertake to provide for your basic needs and those of all accompanying family members (minimum period of three months) Who can immigrate with you? Your spouse. common-law partner and dependent children 5 24 mars 2016 .Immigrating to Québec Conditions common to the PEQ and PRTQ In order to be selected as a skilled worker. The Programme de l’expérience Québécoise (PEQ) . The Programme de l’expérience québécoise (Québec experience program) Aims to foster the transition from temporary resident status to permanent resident status Has two components: • Québec graduates • Skilled temporary foreign workers 7 7 24 mars 2016 . based on file • Application processed in Montréal • A Certificat de sélection du Québec issued to principal applicant and family members included on the application 8 8 24 mars 2016 .The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Québec graduates • Limited number of conditions to be met • Few documents to provide • Characteristics of the spouse or common-law partner not taken into account • Application processed quickly. de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche or in a university 9 24 mars 2016 . one of the following Québec diplomas: • • • • 9 DEP (diploma of vocational studies) or DEP + AVS (attestation of vocational specialization) attesting to a minimum of 1. technical training) Bachelor’s.The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Québec graduates – Specific conditions • Have obtained. master’s degree or PhD That the diploma was obtained through a study program taken in a public or private Québec institution recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation. in the three years preceding the application.800 hours of training and leading to a particular trade Technical DEC (diploma of college studies. The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Québec graduates – Specific conditions • Have lived temporarily in Québec with the primary goal of studying • Have lived temporarily in Québec for at least half the duration of the study program • Not have started a new study program 10 10 24 mars 2016 . unless they have already complied • Have a valid passport and. be legally in Québec when the application is submitted 11 11 24 mars 2016 .The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Québec graduates – Specific conditions • Not have a bursary with a clause stipulating a return to their country upon the completion of studies. if the application is submitted from Québec. The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Québec graduates – Other requirements Demonstrate advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French (level 7 of the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes) Eligible means • Study program completed entirely in French in Québec and leading to an eligible diploma • Three years of successfully completed full-time secondary or post-secondary studies in French 12 12 24 mars 2016 . ca/language-requirements-peq-diploma • Advanced intermediate oral French test or diploma • Regular licence to practice from a professional order in Québec OR attestation of fulfilment of the language requirements of a professional order in Québec OR attestation of successful completion of an examination administered by the Office québécois de la langue française 13 13 24 mars 2016 .immigrationquebec.gouv.The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Québec graduates – Other requirements Eligible means • Recognized advanced intermediate French course successfully completed in Québec: www.qc. if desired.The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Québec graduates • Submission of the application: 6 months before the end of the program. and no more than 36 months after the diploma was obtained • Processing of the application: completed once the diploma or attestation of successful completion and final transcript are submitted • Submission of the application : from Québec or abroad 14 24 mars 2016 . A or B under the NOC) for at least 12 of the 24 months preceding submission of the application • Occupy such a job at the time the application is submitted 15 24 mars 2016 .The Programme de l’expérience québécoise Specialized temporary foreign workers • Live temporarily in Québec with the primary goal of working or as part of a youth exchange program • Have legal temporary resident status at the time of submission of the application • Have held a full-time job in Québec at the management. professional or technical level (0. The Programme régulier des travailleurs qualifiés (PRTQ – Regular program for skilled workers) . The Regular program for skilled workers Selection grid factors and criteria • • • • • • • • • • 17 17 Training Work experience Age Oral and written proficiency in French Oral and written proficiency in English Stay and family in Québec Spouse characteristics Validated employment offer Children Financial self-sufficiency 24 mars 2016 . The Regular program for skilled workers Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration • Free online self-evaluation: www.ca/pei • Immediate indication of the chances of being selected 18 18 24 mars 2016 .immigration-quebec.qc.gouv. where applicable. 19 19 24 mars 2016 . a Certificat de sélection du Québec is issued to the principal applicant as well to their family members (spouse and dependent children).The Regular program for skilled workers Goal of the selection interview Validate the information contained in the application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec If a positive decision is given following the interview. and meet the associated conditions • Follow or have successfully completed a full-time study program lasting at least 12 months: – Secondary-level vocational education program of 900 hours or more – College studies – Undergraduate university studies of at least 12 months – Specialized graduate diploma (DESS) – Master’s degree.The Regular program for skilled workers Rules for submitting an application in Québec • Hold a valid CAQ for studies and study permit. unless exempt. PhD 20 20 24 mars 2016 . The Regular program for skilled workers Rules for submitting an application in Québec • Submit the CSQ application: – For study programs of less than 18 months or for graduate programs: after completing at least half of the program or – For study programs of 18 months or more: 12 months or less before the end of the program 21 21 24 mars 2016 . Conditions common to the PEQ and PRTQ . Application for a Québec selection certificate How to submit an application to the PEQ or PRTQ • PEQ Program : Fill out the appropriate application form for a Certificat de sélection du Québec • Regular program for skilled workers: Create an account on Mon Projet Québec and submit your application online • Pay the application processing fees: – CAN$773 for the principal applicant – CAN$166 per person accompanying the principal applicant (spouse or common-law partner. dependent children) 23 23 24 mars 2016 . ca/peq-students – The Ministère’s address is on the CSQ application form For more information: www.immigration-quebec.qc.Applying for a Certificat de sélection du Québec from Québec Programme de l'expérience québécoise (Québec experience program) and Programme régulier des travailleurs qualifiés (Regular program for skilled workers): www.qc.gouv.immigration-quebec.ca 514 864-9191 ou 1 877 864-9191 24 24 24 mars 2016 .gouv. Permanent residence and post-graduation permit (Federal government) . provided the holder lives in Canada for at least two years in each five-year period 26 26 24 mars 2016 .Permanent residence Federal government • Status giving the same rights and obligations as a Canadian citizen. except for the right to vote and obtain a passport • Unlimited period of validity of permanent residence. Nova Scotia 27 27 24 mars 2016 .cic.gc.ca • Gather up all of the documents required for holders of a Certificat de sélection du Québec • Pay the charges required by Canada • Send the visa application to the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney.Permanent residence Submitting an application • Fill out the application for a permanent residence visa • www. gc. depending on the duration of the study program Can only be granted once Must be requested within 90 days of confirmation of successful completion of the study program The study permit must be valid when the application is submitted Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada www.Post-graduation work permit • • • • • • • 28 Open (without restrictions regarding job held) Valid for anywhere from eight months to a maximum of three years.ca 1 888 242-2100 28 24 mars 2016 .cic. Recap Government Québec Step Online self-assessment questionnaire (PEQ or PRTQ) Free Preliminary evaluation for immigration Free $773 / principal applicant $166 / accompanying family member CSQ application (PEQ or PRTQ) Selection interview (if required) Canada Permanent residence visa application Right of permanent residence fee 29 29 Cost 24 mars 2016 Free $550 / adult $150 /accompanying family member $490 / adult . Your talents have a place in Québec! 30 24 mars 2016 .