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Quebec Government reverses proposed restrictions to PEQ for international students

The existing program that provides a 'fast track' to permanent residency will remain in place
November 14, 2019


Earlier today, the Government of Quebec reversed its recently proposed reforms of the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec Experience Program) for international students.

As a reminder, the PEQ provides a “fast track” that allows international students to apply for a Certificat de sélection du Québec and subsequently, for permanent residency in Canada by showing that they had completed a degree from an institution in Quebec and met French language requirements.

Last week, Concordia's interim president Graham Carr issued a statement expressing the university's concerns about the goverrnment's modifications to the existing regulations.

Today, all PEQ-related regulations were returned to their original state as they existed before the program was temporarily suspended in July 2019. For additional information, visit the Government of Quebec’s Immigration website.

If you have any questions, please send an email to the International Student Office at

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