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Applying for financial assistance for recognition of competencies

These are the steps to follow to submit a financial assistance application under the Programme d’aide financière pour la formation d’appoint en reconnaissance des compétences (PAFFARC).

When to submit your application

For sub-streams 1A and 1B of the program, you have to successfully complete your training and then submit your financial assistance application within eight months of arriving in Québec.

For program sub-streams 2A, 2B or 3B, you may submit an application for financial assistance up to three weeks before the start date of your training or internship.

For sub-stream 3A of the program, you must successfully complete your training and submit your financial assistance application within six months of completing the training.

Make sure you meet the eligibility conditions before you submit your application.

How to submit your application

To submit a financial assistance application:

1. Complete the form

For PAFFARC sub-streams 2A, 2B and 3B, download the recurrent financial assistance application form for participation in skills recognition refresher training (PDF 341 Kb) (in French only).

For PAFFARC sub-streams 1A, 1B and 3A, download the financial assistance application form following the successful completion of refresher training in skills recognition (PDF 1.01 Mb) (in French only).

Fill in all the sections of the form directly on screen. You must not print the form to complete it.

Then sign the form electronically, using the Adobe Acrobat Reader signature method (PDF reader).

Save the form on your computer to attach to your application in Arrima.

2. Create an account on the Arrima platform

Create your account in Arrima This hyperlink will open in a new window. or log in to your existing account.

3. Prepare the required documents to support for your application

You will find a list of the documents to submit in the application form.

You must scan all the documents in colour, except for the application form.

Save the requested documents in PDF format.

If a document has multiple pages, scan them into a single document.

Make sure all documents are:

  • Legible
  • Complete
  • Accurate

Keep all the documents that you submit.

4. Submit your application and your documents on the Arrima platform

Tutorials This hyperlink will open in a new window. in French are available to help you complete and submit your application:



Last update: July 10, 2023


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