QC revises PEQ program, Fédération des cégeps calls for broader program scope

June 1, 2020

The Government of Québec has launched a revised version of the Programme de l'expérience québécoise (PEQ), an accelerated selection program for skilled workers who wish to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec and hope to become permanent residents. The new version of the PEQ will recognize programs leading to the diploma of college studies (DEC) without restrictions. However, the Fédération des cégeps has expressed disappointment that the revisions do not include attestation d'études collégiales programs. The Fédération is calling on QC to widen the scope of programs included given labor shortages in health, social services, and IT sectors. Newswire (QC)