Opportunities to work in Quebec during and after your studies

While completing vocational and technical training, you may benefit from a work permit that could allow you to work during and after your studies. 

Work permit for a traineeship

You will be asked to complete a traineeship in an enterprise during your vocational or technical studies. To do so, you will need a Co-op student work permit. For more information...

Work permit to work during your studies

As international pupils and students, you have the option to work while completing your studies if you obtain an Off-campus work permit. For more information...

Work permit for your spouse or common-law partner

If you have obtained a study permit in order to receive vocational or technical training in Québec and your spouse or common-law partner will be accompanying you, he or she may apply for an Open work permit before leaving. For more information...

Post-graduation work permit

International students or pupils who have graduated from a vocational or technical college in Quebec can apply for a Post-graduation work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada). For more information...

Quebec experience program (PEQ) 

The Quebec experience program (Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ)) is an accelerated program for selecting skilled workers and is intended for Quebec graduates or future graduates with a view to gaining permanent residence. This program has been in effect since February 14, 2010. Click here for more details on the conditions to be met to be eligible.