Invitation to submit a permanent selection application

Once you have filed your expression of interest on Arrima, it will be placed in the Expression of Interest bank.

From this bank, people whose profile corresponds to Québec’s needs and who have good potential for integration are invited to submit an application for permanent selection.

If you are invited, you will receive a communication in your Arrima message centre with the information needed to access the form and submit a permanent selection application.

You may receive an invitation to submit your permanent selection application at any time. It is therefore important to regularly update your expression of interest.

If you provide incorrect information in your expression of interest, your invitation could be cancelled.

Invitation criteria

Invitations are sent according to criteria:

  • Related to human capital, such as:
    • work experience;
    • proficiency in French;
    • level of education;
    • etc.
  • Related to promoting integration into the Québec job market;
  • Related to the needs of the Québec job market and evolving government priorities (e.g., being in a profession that has a labour shortage).

Each of these criteria can be scored and can then be used to rank individuals in the Expression of Interest bank. Individuals may be invited on the basis of their score.

Some invitations can also be sent based on specific criteria such as:

  • Having a validated job offer;
  • Having earned a degree in Québec;
  • Having temporary worker status with at least six months of work experience in Québec;
  • Any other criteria deemed relevant by the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration.

Invitation criteria are the subject of a ministerial decision published in the Gazette officielle du Québec. See the list of criteria This hyperlink will open in a new window. in the current decision.

Self-assessment

You can use the self-assessment tool This hyperlink will open in a new window. (available in French only) to estimate the score you might obtain when submitting an expression of interest. This means you can assess your chances of receiving an invitation to submit an application for permanent selection.

The score you obtain through the self-assessment tool is provided for information purposes only. It allows you to assess your chances of receiving an invitation based on the information submitted and does not in any way constitute a guarantee.

Invitation exercises

Decisions to invite individuals to submit an application for permanent selection are public under:

  • Section 45 of the Québec Immigration Act 
  • Section 30 of the Act to increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration

Here are the 2021 invitations:

Invitations through Arrima
Invitation datesNumber of invitations
(persons)
Extraction from the Arrima bankCriteria
October 21, 202123October 18, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
September 30, 2021536September 27, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
September 2, 2021517September 1, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
August 26, 2021585August 23, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
August 19, 2021502August 16, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
August 12, 2021515August 9, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
June 17, 202169June 16, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
May 27, 202190May 26, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
April 29, 202183April 28, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
March 30, 2021208March 29, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
January 26, 202195January 25, 2021 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Previous invitations

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..