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.

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., have an area of training related to an occupation experiencing 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.

Past invitations

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 past invitations:

Invitations through Arrima
Invitation datesNumber of invitations
(persons)
Extraction from the Arrima bankCriteria
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.
December 16, 2020233December 14, 2020 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
September 24, 2020365September 22, 2020 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
June 18, 20207June 12, 2020 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
January 16, 202023January 16, 2020 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
December 17, 2019220December 12, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
December 12, 201985December 10, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
October 29, 201973October 28, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
October 23, 201989October 21, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
September 25, 2019169September 23, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
September 4, 201932September 3, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
August 19, 2019444August 15, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
July 17, 2019259July 15, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria This hyperlink will open in a new window.
July 4, 2019691July 5, 2019 at 6:30 amCriteria 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. or to the Immigration and Protection of Refugees Regulations (SOR/2002-227) This hyperlink will open in a new window..