2nd Quebec Arrima draw of 2020 selects 7 applicants
Recently, Quebec shared details of its latest draw. The 2nd Quebec Arrima draw of 2020 selects 7 applicants 6 months after its 1st draw on January 16, 2020.
Quebec’s selected 7 applicants to apply for permanent residence in Quebec on June 18, 2020. It also selected applicants who were affected by Bill 9. The introduction of Bill 9 by Quebec is a very controversial move. As Quebec cancelled 18,000 immigration applications. The tabling of Bill 9 by the newly elected government is also the reason for the decline of immigration to Quebec. As the province selected 23 applicants in 1st draw and 7 applicants in the 2nd draw.
Besides, to qualify the applicants needed to:
- Apply to Quebec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program.
- Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) before December 17, 2019.
- Either be a temporary resident of Quebec or have a work or study permit.
Selection of applicants
The Quebec govt selects skilled people under Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program. To apply applicants must apply through the Arrima portal. Further, Arrima portal is an update to Quebec’s immigration system introduced in 2018. As it offers ease in submission and processing of applications. Because earlier the province was working on a ‘first come, first serve’ paper-based system. Arrima portal now uses the Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Now, one can apply through the portal to get a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). Because CSQ helps in applying for a Canada PR.
Apply for permanent residence in Quebec
- Create an Expression of Interest profile in the Arrima portal.
- Enter a pool of applicants.
- Have profile ranked as per the information submitted.
- As per the score and Quebec’s labour market needs, MIFI will issue an ITA.
- After getting an ITA, apply for CSQ within 6 months.
- Finally, apply to the Canada govt for permanent residence.
Besides, 2nd Quebec Arrima draw of 2020 selects 7 applicants. But it is unclear when Quebec will hold its next draw. Also, it is too early to forecast any future outcome.
In the meantime, apply to Canada’s top 6 immigration pathways:
- Express Entry System
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Apply for Work Permit
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
- Apply as an International Student
- The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)