The Quebec government recently introduced new changes to the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ). Starting July 22, 2021, accompanying spouses of applicants to the PEQ will be required to meet the language proficiency requirements for French. The accompanying spouse of the PEQ applicant will be required to score at least a level 4 on the Quebec Scale of Proficiency in French for Adult Immigrants to demonstrate language proficiency.
What Documents Will Be Required to Demonstrate French Language Proficiency for the PEQ?
Spouses of PEQ applicants will be required to submit the following documentation to demonstrate French language proficiency:
- A final transcript stating successful completion of at least a 3-year full-time study program in the French language at the secondary or post-secondary level
- A document from a professional body such as a license to practice
- A final transcript attesting to successful completion of a French-language exam issued by Québécois de la langue française for professional orders;
- Attestation to completion of French test results such as Test d'Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF), Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) or Test d'Evaluation de Français Adapté au Québec (TEFAQ)
Principal applicants to the PEQ will be required to score at least a level 7 on the Quebec Scale of Proficiency in French for Adult Immigrants.