Quebec province latest draw of May 27 selected 90 foreign workers. The applicants were picked from the online registration portal of Arrima.
In the fourth round of invitations in 2021 for Quebec economic immigrants, The province selected 90 immigration candidates for permanent selection on May 27.
The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) selected the applicants under Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP). These applicants should have an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Quebec’s online registration portal, Arrima.
The two categories of candidates under this round are -
This draw is the fourth one of the year for Quebec. The earlier draws were conducted on January 26, March 30, and April 29. Till now, there are 476 candidates who have submitted an application for permanent selection in 2021.
A province-based system of selection for the Quebec's immigration programs and the selection process is different from other Canada's immigration programs. The selection is a two-way process. First, the province makes the selection, and then the federal system approves. The final decision is with the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
Earlier, the selection system of Quebec was "a first-come, first-served" approach. The foreign nationals who wish to be selected now need to register themselves under the Expression of Interest (EOI) in Arrima. This process was introduced in 2018 to help simplify the application system.
After registering under the expression of Interest, the applicants are put in the pool of applicants. The candidates are selected based on the current market needs, credentials, and ability to integrate into Quebec society.
The selected applicants have 60 days after the election to submit a complete application and all the documents.
Both the Quebec province and the federal government has decided to increase immigration targets for the province in the next few years. In 2021, the target for the Quebec province is set at 47,500 immigration candidates. Altogether, Canada is looking to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants over the next few years.