As of August 2018, the Government of Quebec is using an ‘expression of interest’ immigration system, known as ‘Arrima’, to manage applications under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
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.
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:
Quebec Skilled Worker - Recent rounds of invitations
|Date of draw||Number of invitations||Date profiles were picked from Arrima||Additional criteria|
|July 17, 2019||259||July 15, 2019||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||July 4, 2019||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.
Cap-exempt Quebec Skilled Worker applicants
Individuals with a validated job offer in Quebec, as well as temporary residents entitled to submit an application for a CSQ, may submit an application at any time, outside the regular intake limit.
It may also be possible to submit an application under the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), with expedited processing times at the CSQ application stage. It should be noted that French proficiency is required under the PEQ.