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 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.    Please understand that OQLF has full legal authority on this matter.


Please see the various FAQ below (section in Construction!--pdf files soon available for each question) :

What to do first?

HOW and WHEN to request the renewal of  my temporary permit?

Can OGQ change my OQLF test appointment?

I am not ready for the French test this year, can I wait to take it?

I passed the OQLF test succesfully. What happens next?

I failed the OQLF test. What happens now?

My temporary permit will expire soon…. I forgot to send the paperwork to OGQ for requesting for the renewal!  What can I do?

My temporary permit will expire soon, and I did not yet receive an answer from OQLF regarding my request for renewal… What will happen?

What to do with your temporary permit if you do not plan to practice in Quebec for the coming year ?

My temporary permit expired and I received a letter from OGQ stating that I am struck from the Roll.  I still need  to practice in Quebec! What can I do?


If your question is not listed above, please contact OGQ.