Quebec invites 23 candidates in new Arrima draw

Alexandra Miekus
Published: October 27, 2021

Quebec invited 23 immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection on October 21.

This is the first round of invitations held in October under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Candidates who received invitations to apply for permanent selection by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) needed to have filed an expression of interest in the Arrima pool.

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The latest invitations sent out through Arrima also targeted candidates with a valid job offer outside the Montréal Metropolitan area and those who reside in Quebec as a diplomat, consular official, United Nations representative or representative of any intergovernmental organization operating in the province.

The October 21 draw is Quebec’s 11th of the year and the smallest draw held so far by the province in 2021. In the second part of the year, most draws invited over 500 immigration candidates.  A total of 3,223 candidates have now been invited to apply for permanent selection by the province.

During the first three quarters of the year, Quebec welcomed 28,770 new permanent residents. A large majority, 16,655 of these permanent residents, arrived through economic programs, of which 15,335 were skilled workers and 1,315 were business immigrants.

What is the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program?

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 qcita@canadavisa.com to learn about the next steps regarding your application.

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