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Quebec Invites 32 Immigration Candidates In New Expression of Interest Draw

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration has announced details of a new Expression of Interest draw held September 4 in which 32 immigration candidates with an Arrima profile were invited.

The invitations went to those applicants who had a valid Expression of Interest profile and a full-time job offer, as well as foreign citizens working as consular officers, diploma or representatives of an intergovernmental organization such as the United Nation in Quebec.

The number of people invited went down significantly compared to the other previous draws. The July 17 draw, which had similar eligibility criteria, gave out 259 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent selection.

Quebec New Expression Of Interest Draw 2019

Date of invitations Number of invites Issued Extraction date from Arrima bank
04-Sep-19 32 September 3, 2019 at 6:30
19-Aug-19 444 August 15, 2019 at 6:30
17-Jul-19 259 July 15, 2019 at 6:30
04-Jul-19 691 July 2, 2019 at 6:30

How Does Quebec Expression of Interest Work?

  • Typically, an applicants submits an online expression of interest profile to the MIDI.
  • Profiles enters into an Expression of Interest pool, where they are ranked then according against each other and are valid for twelve (12)-months.
  • Profiles are broken down into two categories: one for applicants who are residing in Quebec or have a permanent job offer and meet specific criteria, and then another for candidates residing outside Quebec and fulfill specific criteria.
  • The highest-ranking applicants will gets an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ) under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
  • Quebec will soon conduct periodic draws, inviting applicants to apply for a Quebec certificate of selection (CSQ).
  • Entrepreneur  receiving an invitation have sixty/ 660 days t a full application.
  • Approved candidates who receive a nomination certificate (CSQ) may then apply for permanent residence of Canada.

What Are the Requirements for Quebec Expression of Interest? Candidates are ranked under many factors including education, work experience, age, language ability and time spent in Quebec. A valid job offer is also a very important factor, plus The qualifications of a candidate’s spouse or partner are also considered.

What is Arrima?

Arrima was established in 2018 to manage Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and receive its bank of candidates.

An Expression of interest is not an application. It is a way for candidates to inform Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration that they would wish to be considered for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).

A CSQ enables an applicant to apply for permanent residence in Quebec.

Arrima replaced the former first-come-first-served system to accepting applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker stream.

Under the expression of interest system, applicants create a valid profile in Arrima and are given a score based on human capital factors including education, age, area of training, work experience and proficiency in French

Applicants are then invited to apply for a Quebec selection certificate  based on either their scores or other factors such as labour needs in the province’s remote areas.

If candidates obtains a CSQ they can then apply for Canadian permanent residence through Canada’s federal immigration ministry also known as IRCC, which verifies medical and criminal admissibility.