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Quebec continues to Issue Invitations to Immigrants with Expression of Interest


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On July 17, the most recent draw took place and this issued 259 invitations to candidates with an Expression of Interest profile and a valid job offer, as well as foreign nationals who had to carry out duties in Quebec working as diplomats, consular officers, or representatives of an intergovernmental organization such as the United Nations.

The first draw, which took place on July 4, yielded 691 invitations and was addressed to candidates who:
  • had their application for a Quebec Selection Certificate terminated on June 16, 2019, and were a temporary resident of Quebec when they had applied; or
  • had their application for a Quebec Selection Certificate terminated on June 16, 2019, and were working or studying in Quebec at that time;
  • had an Arrima profile and filed an Expression of Interest with the Ministère before Dec. 17, 2019.

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Reforms to Quebec’s immigration laws which were passed on June 16, 2019, resulted in the cancellation of roughly 16,000 pending applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (APPLY HERE) (QSWP).

The cancelled applications had all been filed before Arrima was introduced in September 2018.

Candidates wishing to immigrate to Quebec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program must first submit an Expression of Interest through Arrima. The Ministère then reviews the bank of expressions of interest and issues invitations to candidates who meet specific criteria based on the labour market needs of the province.