Quebec is the second-most populous province of Canada, located in the eastern part. Quebec is well-known for its large French-speaking population. Natural resources have always been an integral part of the province’s economy but, other sectors of its knowledge economy including, aerospace, biotechnology, information and communication technologies, and the pharmaceutical industry, also contribute significantly.
The government of Quebec assesses foreign workers under a different immigration system. These foreign workers are those candidates, who want to live and work in the Canadian province of Quebec as permanent residents.
The Quebec Immigration system invites skilled workers who can settle themselves economically. Skilled workers or international graduates, who are currently living in Quebec can also apply for the Canadian permanent residency under the provincial government’s Regular Skilled Worker Program, also known as the Quebec Experience Program, or the QSWP.
The QSWP is a points-based system; it is independent of other skilled workers’ program run by the Canadian government. Qualifying applicants can apply for immigration to Canada in the province, with or without a job offer.
Quebec’s Expression of Interest System and the Arrima portal
In 2018, Quebec introduced the Expression of Interest System with the purpose to manage the processing of the QSWP applications. Through the EOI system, individuals willing to immigrate to Quebec under the QSWP have to first create an EOI profile through the Arrmia portal.
The Arrima portal
Anyone above 18 years of age, who is willing to apply for permanent residency in Canada through QSWP can create an EOI profile in the online Arrima portal without any fee. This portal stays active throughout the year and a candidate can submit his or her EOI profile anytime.
Mon Projet Québec
Nominated candidates or let us say, candidates who are invited to apply for immigration to Quebec, have to apply through the secure Mon Projet Québec portal. This portal enables applicants to submit an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), pay online, check the application status, edit application, and get notified through electronic messaging.