Québec invites 208 immigration candidates in new Arrima draw
Québec invited 208 immigration candidates to apply for a permanent selection on March 30.
The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) invited candidates under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP). Candidates were required to file an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Québec’s online registration portal, Arrima.
There were two (2) categories of candidates invited:
- those who had a validated job offer; and
- those who were in Québec as a diplomat, consular officer, United Nations representative, or a representative of anu intergovernmental organization with operations in the province, and their staff.
This was Québec’s second draw of the year and invited over double the amount of candidates than the first round. The first Arrima draw of the year issued 95 invitations to immigration candidates.
Québec’s immigration programs are managed by the province based on selection criteria and processes that are distinct from Canada’s immigration programs. Ultimately, it is up to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to make the final decision on immigration applications.
Aiime is used to manage the pool of applicants for the RSWP and to simplify an application system that was formerly based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Candidates interested in applying for RSWP through Arrima must be at least eighteen (18) years old. Candidates must be interested in immigrating to Québec and must create an EOI profile in Arrima. Then, they will be placed in the pool of candidates.
MIFI then invites the most qualified candidates based on criteria such as provincial labour market needs, and the candidate’s potential to integrate into Québec society.
Once invited, candidates have sixty (60) days to submit a complete immigration application, pay the required fees, and present all other required documents.