In the latest Arrima draw held on January 16, the details of which were released recently, 23 candidates of Quebec’s Regular Skilled Worker Program were invited to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). The candidates invited in the draw are among the 16000 applicants, whose earlier applications had been quashed as part of the immigration reforms introduced by Quebec in June 2019, which are known as Bill 9. k Earlier draws too have given priority to these candidates. But Quebec Government had earlier informed that these candidates will enjoy priority in draws only till January 16, 2020. So the latest draw is assumed to be the last draw where such candidates are prioritized.
The candidates invited in the latest Arrima draw had also submitted Expressions of Interest to MIFI before December 17, 2019. They were also supposed to have held a temporary resident status or a work/study permit in Quebec at the time of application.
The Arrima system, which is the Expression of Interest system for Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program, was introduced in 2018 replacing the “first come, first served” system that existed earlier. The first step for candidates who wish to settle in Quebec through the Regular Skilled Worker Program is to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) through Arrima. Then each of these EoI profiles are assessed and ranked on the basis of a few eligibility factors. The highest scoring candidates receive invitations from Quebec to apply for a Quebec selection certificate. The candidates who are invited may submit the application for CSQ within six months. With a CSQ, they may apply for permanent residence in Canada with the immigration ministry of Canada.
Quebec is a popular immigration destination that offers high living standards and better career opportunities. Contact the Quebec immigration consultants of CanApprove to check whether you qualify for Quebec migration.