A little earlier today, the Minister of Immigration of Quebec, Simon Jolin-Barrette presented his brand new PEQ reform project, only a few months after the first project that had never occurred.
Keep in mind that in 2019, 86% of all CSQs were issued via this program.
The measures are very different from those that were then put in place. Here is a summary of the main points mentioned:
- For the foreign workers, 36 months (3 years) of work experience over the past 48 months will now be required.
- For the graduates, in addition to the proof relating to the completion of the school process,
- 12 months of work experience will be required for students who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or technical DEC program. Only level 0, A or B jobs in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) are accepted, but the jobs will not necessarily have to be related to the field of study. CNP level C and D jobs will no longer be accepted.
- 24 months of work experience will be required for students who have completed a DEP 1800 hours program. For level 0, A or B jobs in the National Occupational Classification, they do not necessarily have to be related to the field of study. CNP level C jobs will be accepted, provided they are directly related to the program of study.
- Processing times will ultimately be around six months, rather than the announced 20 business days.
- There will be a transitional clause for students who have still not submitted their CSQ request, but who have obtained a post-diploma work permit.
For this reform there will be no list of eligible jobs or programs, hence the big difference with the previous reform.
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