Quebec invites 32 applicants in Skilled Worker Selection draw
The province of Quebec invited 32 applicants during the last skilled worker selection draw held on September 4. The details of the last draw have been released by the Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration (MIDI) which took place on September 4, 2019. The candidates receiving invitations had profiles in the Arrima portal.
The province sent invitations to apply to applicants with Expression of Interest profile and as well as candidates holding a valid job offer from a Canadian employer. In addition, foreign nationals working as diplomats, and as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations were among candidates receiving ITA.
Let us also note that, the number of candidates getting invitations significantly dropped compared to the figure for the previous round. Previously, in a draw that took place on July 17, Quebec issued 259 invitations to apply for permanent residence for candidates who had similar qualification requirements.
What is Arrima Portal?
The Province of Quebec launched the Arrima portal in 2018 aiming to get Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Please note that an EOI is not an application that you can submit. It is just a method in which candidates inform Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration that they wish to be accounted for a Quebec Selection Certificate.
Once you have a CSQ, you are enabled to submit an application for permanent residence in Quebec.
Previously, candidates used to accepted to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program with the first-come-first-served approach. The Arrima system has been designed to replace the previous method of the application process.
When a candidate registers for EOI, s/he is given a score based on human capital factors involving candidate’s age, work experience, education level, and as well as language proficiency.
Later, through concluded draws, applicants are invited for a CSQ. They receive invitations either based on their ranking score or current labor demands in the province or its regions.