38.2. The Minister issues a selection certificate as a skilled worker to a foreign national who stayed temporarily in Québec with the main purpose of studying in Québec, if the following conditions are met:
(a) the foreign national stayed in Québec for at least half the duration of his or her program of studies and complied with the conditions of his or her stay;
(b) since the end of the program of studies, the foreign national has not undertaken other studies in Québec;
(c) the foreign national obtained from a Québec educational institution in Québec, during the 3 years preceding the filing of the application, a secondary school vocational diploma which, alone or with an attestation of vocational specialization obtained consecutively, attests to 1,800 hours or more of continuing training, a diploma of college studies in a technical program, or a university diploma attesting to a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or a doctorate;
(d) the foreign national completed the program of studies in Québec in French, or the foreign national accompanies the application with the result of a standardized French test showing an intermediate oral knowledge of French, level 7 or level 8 according to the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent, or with a document certifying that the foreign national has met the linguistic requirements of a professional order, or has successfully completed at least 3 years of full-time studies in French at the secondary or post-secondary level or an intermediate French course, level 7 or level 8 according to that scale or its equivalent, offered by a Québec educational institution in Québec;
(e) the foreign national was not the holder of a scholarship with a condition to return to the foreign national’s country at the end of the studies or the foreign national complied with that condition; and
(f) the foreign national complies with Factor 9, that deals with financial self-sufficiency, of the Selection grid for the economic class in Schedule A.