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PEQ Temporary worker
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Monday, 02 August 2010 18:56

Programme de l'expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) – Temporary worker or participant in a working holiday program

Conditions to satisfy as a temporary worker

To obtain a CSQ – Québec selections certificate under the PEQ – Québec experience program. Here are the conditions that you must satisfy:

At the time of submitting your application, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be present in Québec as a temporary worker or in the framework of a youth exchange program and hold legal status as a temporary resident;
  • hold a job eligible under the PEQ and have held one or more jobs of the same nature for at least 12 of the past 24 months;
  • have conformed to the conditions of applicable stays as temporary worker;
  • have an intermediate level knowledge of oral French;
  • undertake to provide for your needs and, where applicable, those of your spouse or de facto spouse and dependent children included in your application, for a minimum period of three months from the date you obtain your permanent resident status.

Job eligible under the PEQ:

Only paid full-time skilled jobs practiced legally are eligible under the PEQ.

A skilled job is a job at the managerial, professional or technical level (skill level higher than “C” under the National Occupational Classification.

For more information on the National Occupational Classification, visit the web site of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

A full-time job implies a minimum of 30 hours of paid work per week.

Full-time work experience gained in the framework of the post-graduation work permit program, a youth exchange program, or an employment internship that is not connected to a study program in Québec may be taken into account if they meet all the requirements of the PEQ.
A period of self-employment may also be taken into account if this job is at a skilled level and the resulting income is equivalent to a full-time salary.

Note that no part-time work period can be taken into account for eligibility under the PEQ.

Intermediate level knowledge of oral French :

You must have an intermediate knowledge of oral French to be eligible for the PEQ. The intermediate level corresponds to Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
You must be able to prove your knowledge of French with one of the following items:

  • complete academic transcript attesting to the successful completion of at least two years of secondary or post-secondary study in French pursued full time in Québec or abroad;
  • academic transcript attesting to the successful completion of a intermediate level French course in an educational institution recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport or in a university located in Québec;
  • results attesting to the successful completion of a standardized oral French test at the intermediate level;
  • attestation of having satisfied the language requirements of a professional order in Québec.

If you wish to use a standardized test to establish your knowledge level in oral French, make sure that oral comprehension and oral expression are evaluated.

The following standardized tests are recognized by the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles:

  • Test d’évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec (TEFaQ)
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec (TCFQ)
  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)
  • Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)
  • Test de connaissance de français (TCF)
  • Test d’évaluation du français (TEF)

To learn more about the centers that give these tests, consult the following addresses:

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:30