Quebec invited 517 immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection on September 2.
Candidates who received invitations to apply for permanent selection by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) in the September 2 draw needed a score of at least 499 in the Arrima pool.
The latest invitations sent out through Arrima also targeted candidates with a valid job offer outside the Montréal Metropolitan area and who work in occupations that are currently in high demand in Quebec. The list of targeted occupations provided by the government is as follows:
Following several months of invitations being sent out monthly, Quebec seems to be stepping up the pace by issuing record numbers of invitations via Arrima every week. Since August 12, Quebec had been conducting Arrima draws every week, in which the number of invited candidates exceeded 500—significantly more than any of the other draws conducted this year.
This draw is Quebec’s ninth of the year. A total of 2,664 candidates have now been invited to apply for permanent selection by the province.
The Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program is for skilled workers who are more likely to establish themselves economically in the province. The program is popular among skilled workers and international graduates who wish to immigrate permanently to Quebec to work.
Candidates who are invited to apply for permanent selection have a maximum of 60 days to submit their application and pay processing fees. Quebec aims to process complete applications within 6 months, starting on the date all the required information has been received. This includes all forms and documents.
If successful, candidates will get a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ or Quebec Selection Certificate). They can then use this document to apply for permanent residence to the Canadian federal government.
Those who wish to settle in Quebec, are assessed under a different system than applicants who want to settle somewhere else in Canada. Quebec’s immigration programs are managed by the province and are distinct from Canada’s federal programs.
If you received an invitation to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the next steps regarding your application.
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