Temporary permit renewal


If a Temporary Permit was granted to you because you cannot demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the French language according to the Charter of the French language (see art. 35) , you must follow the rules and procedures set by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) if you intended to renew your temporary permit. 

Your Temporary Permit is valid 1 year, starting on the date the OGQ Board of Directors granted it to you (meeting date), and will NOT be renewed after its expiring date UNLESS an authorization is issued by OQLF.

Please understand the difference between the period of validity of your temporary permit, and that of your registration with OGQ.

It is your obligation to ask for a renewal of your temporary permit, and to take the necessary steps, including taking the French language proficiency test administered by OQLF. Please note that OQLF may autorize up to 3 renewals. Please understand that OQLF has full legal authority on this matter. Please see Information destinée aux candidats détenant un permis temporaire .

Please be advised that inaction on your part will result in the expiration of your permit (at your expiry date) without any possibility of getting another temporary permit.  


The Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) started to offer a new format of its test in December 2018.  There will be a transition period for geologists already registered to OQLF during which period, they will be able to choose between the old or new test format.

Please read carefully communications you received from OQLF regarding the transition period .

You have to indicate your choice to OQLF directly.

You may whish to complete the examination processes BEFORE the end of the transition period- or You may wish to go with the new test.

Starting June 14, 2019, all candidates will have to take the new format of the test.

You will find information on the new test at www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/francisation/ordres_prof/documents/guide-information-nouvel-examen.pdf