As the candidates show interest, the Arrima system, which was launched in September 2018, would help to manage the list of the candidates. The applicants need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile which would later be submitted to the database of Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Based on certain factors, the EOI system would then award a score.
An EOI should not be perceived as an application but a way to send notifications to Quebec’s Immigration Ministry. This approach would be considered for a Quebec Selection Certificate.
The Government of Quebec would add some features to the immigration system as some elements of the federal Express Entry system would be integrated. For the QSWP, the applicants would have to submit a ‘declaration of interest’. This approach would eliminate the ‘first-come first-served’ approach and make integrations easier for those who are keen to immigrate to Canada.