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Quebec Immigration: What is Arrima?

Arrima is indeed an online platform used by the Quebec government for the management of its immigration programs, specifically the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Arrima is designed to facilitate the immigration process for individuals who want to settle in Quebec as skilled workers. It operates as an Expression of Interest (EOI) system, where prospective applicants submit their profiles into a database. The Quebec government then invites candidates from the Arrima pool to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ).

However, it’s important to note that while Arrima is used for managing the application process, it does not cover all immigration-related procedures. Once an individual receives a CSQ through Arrima, they must still complete the federal immigration process, including applying for permanent residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Regarding the cost, there may be fees associated with the application process, such as processing fees for the CSQ and federal permanent residency application. It’s advisable to consult the official websites of the Quebec government and IRCC for the most up-to-date and accurate information on the fees and procedures involved.

Please keep in mind that my information might be outdated since my training data goes up to 2021, and there may have been updates or changes to the Arrima platform or Quebec’s immigration procedures since then. It’s always best to refer to official government sources for the most accurate and current information.

Arrima is a free electronic system used to manage skilled worker applications in Quebec. It operates similarly to the federal Express Entry system. Applicants for immigration to Quebec can create and submit profiles for consideration under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP or RSWP). The Arrima platform aims to speed up the processing of immigration applications and better match potential candidates with the needs of the labor market.

Arrima can be used for various immigration procedures, depending on the program and stage of the immigration process. Here are some ways Arrima can be utilized:

  1. Create, submit, complete, and update an expression of interest (EOI) for the QSWP.
  2. Access a self-assessment tool to estimate the score and assess the chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent selection.
  3. Apply for permanent selection under the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) and submit documents and fees.
  4. Apply for temporary selection for studies and submit supporting documents as a foreign student.
  5. Obtain information and submit forms related to financial aid for part-time French courses, “Accompagnement Québec” programs, and the Program for Refugees Abroad (collective sponsorship).

Arrima is not limited to applicants alone. Employers and businesses can also use the platform to receive personalized support from the immigration ministry and connect with foreign workers who match their labor needs through the Employer Portal.

To apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program in Arrima, interested candidates need to submit an online profile. The profile is assessed based on a scoring system that considers factors such as education, work experience, language skills, ties to the province, and validated job offers. Eligible candidates are entered into the pool and have the opportunity to be invited to apply for permanent selection.

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program’s scoring system in Arrima involves two main categories: Human Capital and Quebec Labour Market Needs. Each category has specific criteria with assigned maximum points.

The latest rounds of invitations conducted through the Arrima pool of candidates have involved different criteria, including having a valid job offer outside the territory of the Montreal Metropolitan Area, working in targeted occupations, and meeting specific score requirements.

It’s important to note that the information provided here is based on the knowledge available up to September 2021. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, it is recommended to refer to the official sources and websites related to the Quebec immigration process.