In the Arrima expression of interest pool, Quebec has implemented a new scoring system to rate the profiles of immigration prospects.
There are a total of 1,320 points available, with 580 points for human capital variables and 740 points for characteristics connected to Quebec’s labour market needs.
French language proficiency, bilingual ability, age, work experience, and education are among the human capital characteristics.
Work experience in a field where there is a scarcity, education in Quebec, work experience in the rest of Canada, and job chances both inside and outside the Greater Montreal area are among the labour market determinants.
This last factor bears a lot of weight, because job offers outside of the Montreal metropolitan area might be valued up to 380 points, whilst offers in Montreal only get 180.
In addition, under many of the examined criteria, points can be earned by the principal applicant’s spouse or common-law partner.
According to information received by CIC News, the Quebec immigration department is preparing to send out the first batch of invites via Arrima, based on the new expression of interest scoring system.
“The launch of the expression of interest system will promote greater alignment between immigration and the demands of the Québec labour market,” the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) stated in a press statement.
According to the press release, the new rating system intends to improve the utilisation of the Arrima expression of interest pool by allowing “a prior classification of candidates for immigration, based on their individual profile and background.”
The number of invitations to apply for permanent selection in a particular year may be issued on the basis of this new ranking method, commencing with the highest-ranked candidates, based on the information provided by the province. If two candidates have the same score, they will be sorted based on the date and time their expression of interest profile was submitted.
The government expects to be able to issue Quebec Selection Certificates (CSQs) within six months of receiving complete applications thanks to this new scoring methodology. Individuals who earn a CSQ can subsequently apply to the federal government for permanent residency.
In Quebec, how do you apply for permanent selection?
Candidates aged 18 and up who wish to immigrate to Quebec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program must first create an Expression of Interest (EI) profile in the Arrima pool, a point-based application management system. Candidates will be given a score based on variables such as human capital and the labour market in Quebec, as determined by the newly implemented point system. Invitation rounds will be held by the MIFI, with the most qualified and highest-scoring individuals being invited to apply for permanent selection.
Those who have been asked to apply for permanent selection usually have a limited period of time to complete an immigration application, pay the needed costs, and show all other necessary documents. Candidates that are eligible will obtain their CSQ, which is a needed certificate in Quebec that certifies that they have been accepted for permanent selection by the province.
Those who get a CSQ can subsequently apply to the Canadian federal government for permanent residence. They will next be subjected to a medical examination as well as a criminal admissibility check.