Joseph Parker [Published 24 Jun, 2021 | 05:44 AM]
The Province of Quebec invites 69 skilled immigrants in the latest Arrima draw held on June 17 to apply for permanent residence. Details of this round of invitations were released today.
The Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI) invited candidates from the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) who had submitted an Expression of interest (EOI) on the online registration portal from Quebec, Arrima.
An EOI is not an application. This is a way for applicants to notify the Quebec Department of Immigration that they wish to be considered for a Quebec Selection Certificate or CSQ. When receiving a CSQ, applicants can apply for permanent residence to the federal government.
Those who were invited on this latest round of invitations were also required to have a validated job offer.
This new draw is the fifth of the year organized by Quebec. Since the beginning of the year, the province has been organizing rounds of invitations every month. A total of 545 applicants have now been invited to apply for permanent selection by the province in 2021.
Quebec immigration programs are administered by the province based on criteria and selection processes that are distinct from Canadian immigration programs.
The final decision on a permanent resident visa depends on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Basics on Arrima
Arrima was introduced in 2018 to manage the RSWP applicant pool and to simplify an application admissions system that was previously based on a 'first come, first served approach.
Immigrants who are above 18 and interested in moving to Quebec through RSWP, are required to create an EOI profile in Arrima, after which their profile is submitted to the pool with the profiles of the other applicants.
The MIFI then invites the most qualified candidates based, among other things, on the current labor needs of the provincial market and the person's strong potential to integrate into Quebec society.
Those invited to apply for permanent selection typically have 60 days to submit a full immigration application, pay the required fees, and submit all other required documents.
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