A few days ago, during a press conference in the National Assembly of Quebec, the Minister of Immigration of Quebec, Mr. Jolin-Barrette, among other things, unveiled the theme of reform in the immigration program “Québec experience program” (or PEQ in French). The attempt to modify this program in the fall of 2019 caused a flurry of criticism.
During this press conference the Minister answered a question from journalists saying that work on new requirements regarding the selection of candidates in this program is in active stage, and soon the new rules will be announced. Mr. Jolin-Barrette did not delve into the details of the upcoming changes, but emphasized that all of them would be aimed at recruiting for the Quebec labor market truly demanded specialists who would not need time to adapt, learn French and immerse themselves in local realities.
It is worth recalling that there are two streams in the program under discussion: for those working in the province and for graduates of Quebec educational institutions. For both streams, you need to know French at a level above the average.