Completing an expression of interest in immigrating to Québec

You can declare your interest in immigrating to Québec to work at any time. No documents are required at this stage.

Free of charge

The expression of interest is filed online for free.

To complete an expression of interest, it is not necessary to use the services of a remunerated person.

If you choose to be represented by a paid individual, make sure that this person is a representative authorized by the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration. For further information, visit this page: Retaining the paid services of an individual This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Conditions

To submit an expression of interest, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Intend to live in Québec;
  • Intend to work in Québec, in a job you are capable of doing.

Validity

Your expression of interest is valid for 12 months (one year) from the date of submission.

If you have not been invited to submit an application for permanent selection within this period, your expression of interest will become invalid.

You will not be able to extend or renew it, but you will be able to submit a new one, at no charge, if you wish. The information you entered in your first expression of interest will be copied to your new declaration.

Information to provide

You must provide the following information in the expression of interest form:

  • Personal information;
  • Contact information;
  • Family situation;
  • Status in Québec;
  • Education;
  • Work experience;
  • If you have a job offer validated by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration;
  • Knowledge of French and English;
  • Other additional information.

You must also provide information about your spouse who is accompanying you and about your children, whether they are accompanying you or not.

You can update your expression of interest form at any time, even after you have submitted it.

The following documents may be helpful in completing your expression of interest:

  • French and English test results accepted by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration;
  • Comparative evaluation of studies completed outside of Québec;
  • Validated job offer;
  • Diplomas.

How to complete your expression of interest

If you wish to immigrate to Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program, you must create an account on the Arrima platform This hyperlink will open in a new window..

You can then complete and submit your expression of interest form.

Communications on Arrima

You will always receive an e-mail notification when a communication is filed in your Arrima message centre.

Be aware of unscrupulous individuals who may pose as government representatives. For further information, refer to the Notice on Internet fraud This hyperlink will open in a new window..

The information published on this website has been simplified and provides a summary of the main legal and regulatory provisions. It does not replace in any way the official texts of laws and regulations. For more detailed information about a particular rule, refer to the Québec Immigration Act This hyperlink will open in a new window. (chapter  I-0.2.1), to the Québec Immigration Regulation This hyperlink will open in a new window. (chapter  I-0.2.1, r. 3) or to the Immigration and Protection of Refugees Regulations (SOR/2002-227) This hyperlink will open in a new window..