Quebec will soon begin issuing its first invitations to Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who have registered an Expression of Interest through its online Arrima portal.
Arrima was introduced last year to receive Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to Quebec’s main skilled worker immigration program and manage its bank of candidates.
An EOI is not an application but is instead a way for candidates to notify Quebec’s Immigration Ministry that they would like to be considered for a Quebec Selection Certificate. Roughly 100,000 EOIs have been filed since Arrima’s launch last September.
More specifically, the government will issue the first invitations to candidates who:
• had applied for a selection certificate under the QSWP and were a temporary resident of Quebec at the time of their application;
• had applied for a QSC in the Quebec Skilled Worker Program and were in Quebec as of June 16, 2019;
• hold a validated job offer from a Quebec employer.
Quebec’s Immigration Ministry also provided information about a new feature in the Arrima portal ,This feature will give employers access to lists of potential candidates who meet their specific needs. Employers will be able to contact individuals with a job offer directly through the Arrima portal in order to initiate the immigration process.