Interested to immigrate to Quebec? Here are a few changes in ARRIMA portal that may impact your application process.
ARRIMA portal up for changes
Arrima portal is an online portal for foreign nationals to expression of interest interested in immigration to Quebec. This was under the immigration profile of Quebec skilled worker program, for any foreign national above 18 years of age.
The Quebec skilled worker program, a popular method of immigration to the province provides the eligible nationals with permanent residency status. For this reason, a Quebec Selection certificate or CSQ is must to process the claim of immigration by the foreign national and his dependents. As a part of this initiative, the government of Canada launched the Arrima portal in September last year. This was in response to the force of new law: Quebec immigration act and regulations in August of same year, bringing an end of its previous policy of “First come and first served” for grant of permanent residency.
By implementation of an alternative Expression of interest system, the process has become more fair and fast. As a result, the process for the QSWP has become quite quick. Subsequent award of CSQ is also on the upward mobility.
Bringing on the Expression of interest
Quebec and it's immigration department (called as MIDI) adopt system called as the Expression of interest system. Any foreign national beyond the age of 18 years needs to submit an expression of interest proforma available online via ARRIMA. Such an expression of interest profile is then assessed by the MIDI on the basis of information like:
Expression of interest guidelines for immigration to Quebec
- Work experience or training
- Educational background
- Language skills, etc.
An expression of interest is a profile of settlement made to the Quebec immigration department in response to the labour market forces.
Post this process, ARRIMA portal is available for updates from the candidates. To do so, one must possess a valid email address.
The Expression of interest lies valid for a period of 12 months. This time period can be used to update the requirements of the portal. Example qualifying for higher scores through language proficiency test.
These marks are added to Quebec Selection certificate. Further, the cut off and scores must be enough to qualify for at least QSWP point system. To gain insight on this process, consult Vmigrate expert panel, today.
The Quebec government will issue an invitation to apply for the QSWP program. Post this, 90 days timeline is available to submit complete application for the CSQ. The processing of these will be done by mon projet Quebec application management system.
Suspension of the ARRIMA portal
Simon Jolin-Barrette, minister for immigration recently reverted to close the ARRIMA portal. Under this, Quebec skilled worker program for accepting requests for the ARRIMA portal remain suspended. This has been done to overcome the backlogs of the previous applications. As per the figures, the count of such unprocessed files is above 18k! Some of such applicants are in pool since 2005!
Through suspension of ARRIMA, the new applications for the process of immigration will remain unprocessed until older posts are justified. This doesn't however mean that a new application will not be registered with ARRIMA.
Impact of the ARRIMA suspension
Canadian immigration candidates having an active ARRIMA profile and are worried as to how suspension of the this method will impact you, get in touch with the expert panel at Vmigrate to steer your application. Further, if you are a wannabe immigrant to the nation and especially to Quebec, we will assist you in comprehensive assessment of the possibilities of your future and familial settlement process.
Thus, with Vmigrate, you receive the best in class consultancy services with respect to your future in the maple nation. Simply drop a line to us or call us on the impact assessment of ARRIMA suspension on your application.
Making Quebec your home in 2019!
There are various options by which you can make Canada your dream destination and Quebec your dream city in 2019. These include:
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW) - Applications for FSW through express entry profile is becoming the fastest method of settlement in Canada. The average time for processing express entry program was four months in 2017!
Provincial nominee program (PNP): The PNP program at Quebec is open for those having relations residing in the province. This process helps gain advantage of immigration and subsequent settlement process. Apart from Quebec, 80 similar PNP programs are available across Canada with different application process. For more details on the PNP programs, contact Vmigrate today.
Ontario French speaking skilled workers program: Quebec immigration coupled with the Ontario's French speaking immigrants stream can help in settlement of such individuals who are proficient in the French and wish to live and settle in the region.
At Vmigrate, we are driven by strong work ethics and commitment to our customers. With us, you receive not just good advice but settlement opportunities as well. With our vast outlay of immigration experts coupled with strong customer base, we are propelled to make your Canadian dreams, a reality. Just drop by our office or make a call to fortify your future settlement at maple country.