Quebec issues 90 invitations to foreign workers in new Arrima Expression of Interest draw

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Quebec issued 90 invitations to immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection on May 27.

The Ministère de l’Immigration de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) invited candidates from the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) who had filed an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Arrima, Quebec’s online registration portal.

Invited candidates were from two (2) categories:

  1. Those who had a valid job offer; and
  2. Those who are in the province as a diplomat, consular officer, United Nations representative, or a representative from any intergovernmental organization with operations in Quebec, and their staff.

Candidates who received invitations now have sixty (60) calendar days to submit a full application to the Quebec RSWP.

This was Quebec’s fourth draw of 2021 through Arrima. A total of 476 candidates have received invitations from Quebec to apply for permanent selection in 2021.

Arrima is used to manage the applicant pool for the RSWP and to simplify the application intake system. The program was introduced in 2018, and before Arrima, the program was formerly on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Individuals interested in applying for permanent selection under the RSWP must register an EOI in Arrima.

Candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years old and interested in immigrating to Quebec through the RSWP.

Once the candidate has created a profile, MIFI will hold a draw and invite the most qualified candidates based on criteria such as the potential of the candidate’s ability to integrate into Quebec society, and the current provincial labour market needs, among other criteria.

Quebec aims to welcome up to 47,500 immigrants in 2021.