On June 17, 2021, Quebec issued invitations to 69 immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection.
The permanent selection for Quebec immigration means that the province has chosen the candidate as suitable for immigration to the province. However, until a Canada PR visa is granted by the federal government, that person can’t become a Canadian permanent resident.
The MIFI sent invitations to the candidates under the RSWP. They had filed an EOI in Arrima, Quebec’s online registration portal.
After a candidate file an EOI, they are up for scrutiny to be considered for a CSQ, Once the candidate receives a CSQ he/she can apply for Canada PR.
Candidates invited in this latest round of invitations held by Quebec also required to have a job offer that was deemed valid.
Quebec has its own system to manage its immigration programs. The selection of immigration candidates is done on the basis of selection criteria and related processes that are different from the Canada immigration programs.
What is Arrima?
Arrima came into the picture in 2018 when it was applied in the Quebec immigration process. It’s an online system used to manage the applicant pool for the RSWP. Arrima also simplifies the process of an application intake which was based on a “first-come, first-served” approach previously.
Candidates aged 18 years and above with interest in moving to Quebec via the RSWP need to create an EOI profile in Arrima first. Then, they get added to a candidate pool.
Then steps in MIFI, which invites the most qualified candidates. Their qualification is decided on the basis of current labor requirements of the provincial market as well as the candidate’s potential to merge into the Quebec society.
Candidates invited to apply for permanent selection have 60 days in the normal course to file a complete application for immigration, present all other required documents, and pay the required fees.
Planned Immigration Levels
Quebec and Canada’s federal government have their commitment to increase immigration targets for the years to come. Quebec aims to welcome up to 47,500 newcomers in 2021, while Canada aims to bring in over 400,000 immigrants under various immigration programs it has over the coming year.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
EOI – Expression of Interest
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
MIFI – Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration
CSQ – Quebec Selection Certificate