Quebec immigration introduces a new regime wherein candidates who desire to settle in the outskirts of Montreal can claim additional points in the recently announced scoring system.
The newly launched point system proposes to rank candidates in the Arrima expression of interest pool based on their immigration requirements.
Living up to the French quote “Après la pluie, vient le soleil”, meaning – once the rain resides comes forth the sunshine. In a similar context, the new update from the Quebec immigration office comes as a relief amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of 1,320 points is up for grab, 740 points are allotted to meet the Quebec labor market requirements and 580 points are solely based on the candidate’s human capital factors.
The human capital requirement includes a candidate’s ability in the province’s official language – French, bilingual expertise in French & English, age, education qualification, and professional work experience.
The prerequisites of the Quebec labor market entail the following criteria -
• Work experience in the domain where there is a shortage in Quebec,
• Educational qualification from one of the Quebec enlisted colleges/universities,
• Work experience outside Quebec but limited to working in Canada, and
• Employment opportunities in Montreal. **
** The criterion for employment options in Montreal is significant in terms of weightage as job offers outside the Montreal metro give you up to 380 additional points, whereas job offers in the city can get you 180 points raise.
Additionally, you can claim points for your spouse or common-law partner under the aforementioned assessing criteria.
According to information obtained by CIC News, the Quebec immigration department is about to carry out the first round of invitations through Arrima based on this new expression of interest scoring system.
“The launch of the expression of interest system will facilitate better alignment between immigration and the needs of the Québec labor market.” – said the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) in a press release.
The press release states that the new rating system has come into existence focusing on optimizing the utility of Arrima by granting invitations to those candidates who have a prior classification based on their specific profile and background.
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The intake criteria remain the same starting with the highest-ranking candidate but will solely be based on the new ranking system. The proposed new scoring system grants the province the liberty to issue Quebec Selection Certificates (CSQs) within six months of receiving a complete application. Thereafter, the candidates can apply for Canadian permanent residence by appealing to the federal government with the CSQ within the stipulated deadline.
How to apply for Quebec immigration?
Candidates who are above 18 years are eligible to immigrate to Quebec. You can start your process for immigration through the Regular Skilled Worker Program but must compulsorily have an Expression of Interest (EOI) created in the Arrima portal – which is must similar to the Canada Express Entry system point-based application management system.
The Candidate will then be sorted on the basis of a score governed by their human capital and the Quebec labor market factors as acknowledged under the new scoring system. The qualifying candidate will have the highest ranking following the rounds of invitations published by the MIFI for permanent selection.
If you receive an invitation for permanent selection, you’ll have a deadline to submit your complete application along with all the relevant documents and application processing fee. You’ll then receive a CSQ by the Quebec immigration authority stating you have been approved for permanent selection by the province.
Afterward, the candidates can then apply for a Canadian permanent residency, thereafter you’ll have to undertake a medical examination and a police clearance test for admissibility
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