Are you looking to settle in Quebec after your studies? You will have to apply for permanent residence.
HEC Montréal cannot help you with these steps.
We strongly recommend that you attend information sessions offered jointly by Je choisis Montréal, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. For more information, visit I choose Montréal website.
To apply for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ) – Quebec graduates stream
New selection criteria are in effect as of July 22, 2020.
Transitional measures are in place for:
Students who are not eligible for the PEQ – Quebec graduates stream or temporary foreign workers
No, you can’t. In order to start the process, you must have completed your studies.
Where can I take courses?
Approximately $2,000 to $2,500.
Yes, you can. Both processes are completely separate from one another. Find out more about the post-graduation work permit.
No, it does not. International students must hold a valid CAQ throughout their studies. This document attests to the student’s status, whereas the CSQ represents the first step towards obtaining permanent residence.
No, the CSQ does not offer any status in Canada. To legally remain in Canada, you must have a valid status of student or worker (through a post-graduation work permit).
Yes, you do. If you find a job while waiting, you will have to apply for a post-graduation work permit, using your three attestations of studies completed. You will then receive a permit that allows you to work for up to three years.
It is not necessary to hire a lawyer or immigration consultant to represent you on this case. If you do end up hiring one, make sure they are officially recognized.