- Eligibility for Invitation
The Quebec Ministry for Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) recently invited 208 immigration candidates to apply for a selection by the province.
This is the second draw held by the province in 2021, with the one held in January inviting 95 immigration candidates.
Eligibility for Invitation
The MIFI invited the immigration candidates from two categories:
- Those with a valid job offer and
- Those in the province as a diplomat, consular office, UN representative, or intergovernmental organization representative.
All the candidates were from the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP). They had filed an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Arrima, the province’s online registration portal.
The province’s immigration programs are managed based on a selection criterion that is different from Canada’s federal immigration programs.
Ultimately, however, it is the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that decides on the immigration candidates.
The Arrima platform is a registration portal introduced by Quebec in 2018 to manage the pool of immigration applications for the RSWP program.
It simplified the application intake system, which was previously based on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis.
Quebec immigration hopefuls who are over 18 years of age apply through RSWP must create their EOI profile in Arrima and are then placed in a pool of candidates.
The MIFI then invites the most qualified of them based primarily on the province’s labour market demands and the candidate’s potential to integrate into the society.