On August 19, 2019 the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI), released information about the second round of invitations via the online system Arrima. On July 17, 2019, MIDI invited 259 candidates to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The selected candidates had 60 days to submit their full application. In total, since the launch of Arrima, Quebec invited 950 candidates.
Recent rounds of invitations
Quebec began issuing the first invitations for Quebec Skilled Worker candidates using the Arrima system in July of 2019. View the latest results of the most recent rounds of invitations here:
|Date of draw||Number of invitations||Additional criteria|
|July 17, 2019||259||Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
|July 4, 2019||691||Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
– they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
– they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
– they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.
Foreign workers who want to settle as permanent residents in the Canadian province of Quebec may be eligible for immigration to Quebec through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
The Quebec Skilled Worker Program is a points-based initiative, operated separately from the government of Canada’s own programs for skilled workers. Successful applicants may bring accompanying family members to Quebec, and a job offer is not required.