Permanent immigration pilot program for workers in food processing
Submit an application for permanent selection
Period of receipt and maximum number of applications to be considered
Applications for this pilot program will be accepted from November 23, 2023 to December 31, 2024.
A maximum of 600 applications will be received
Submit your application
All permanent selection requests are made on the Arrima platform.
Here are the steps to submit your application:
1. Complete parts 1 and 2 of the permanent selection application form
Be sure to date and sign all forms and declarations.
2. Prepare the documents to support your application
You will find the list of documents to be submitted in part 2 of the permanent selection application form.
You must scan all original documents in colour. Save them in PDF format (Portable Document Format)
If a document has multiple pages, scan them together into one document.
Make sure that all documents are:
Keep all documents you submit to the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration.
If you cannot provide one of the required documents, you must attach an explanatory letter. This letter must justify why it is impossible for you to obtain and submit this document.
3. Create an account on the Arrima platform
Create your account in Arrima .
If you already have one, sign in.
If needed, consult the tutorials designed to facilitate your experience in Arrima (in French only).
4. Submit your application for permanent selection in Arrima
You have to:
- Provide information on accompanying family members;
- Upload your supporting documents and your permanent selection application form;
- Pay the fees for reviwing your application;
- Submit your file.
You will receive a notification by email and in the Arrima message centre to confirm receipt of your application.
You can add documents at any time. If any documents are missing during the processing of your application, you will be informed.
Pay the fees for the review of your application
The following are the fees to be paid for the review of an application for permanent selection as of January 1, 2024. These fees are adjusted every January 1.
Principal applicant: $895
Spouse, de facto spouse: $192
Each dependent child: $192
The fees must be paid:
- In full;
- In Canadian dollars;
- By you or by a third party.
These fees are non-refundable, even if your request is refused or rejected.
You must pay by credit card the fee for reviewing your application.
The review of your application
Your application must be complete to be processed. To be admissible, your application must include:
- A copy of parts 1 and 2 of the permanent selection application form. The copy must be legible and complete;
- The documents in support of your application;
- Payment of fees for reviewing your application.
If any of these items are missing from your file, you will have 60 days to provide them. Otherwise, your application will be rejected.
Attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values
When your application is processed, you will receive a request from the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration to obtain an attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values (attestation). This request will be sent to your Arrima message centre.
You will then have 60 days to obtain the attestation. The members of your family included in your application (spouse aged 16 and over and dependent children aged 18 and over) must also obtain the attestation within this period. Otherwise, your application will be rejected.
You will not receive this request if you and your family have already obtained your attestation.
After reviewing your application, there are three possible outcomes:
1. You are selected
If you meet all of the program requirements and an interview is not required, you will receive:
- Your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec selection certificate) and, if applicable, those of accompanying family members;
- Information on the next steps in your immigration process.
2. Your application is refused
You will receive a letter advising you that your application for permanent selection will be refused if:
- You have not fulfilled all the conditions of the program;
- You have not submitted all the documents requested in the proper format and in the given deadline;
- You did not send anything to the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration.
To be selected, you must present documents or justifications that could improve your application and allow you to meet all the conditions of the program.
Following your response within the deadline, the review of your application will continue. You will then receive a decision of acceptance or refusal.
If you do not respond within the given deadline, your application will be refused. You have the option of submitting an application for administrative review.
3. Your request is rejected
You will receive a letter advising you that your application for permanent selection will be rejected if:
- The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration has reason to doubt the authenticity of some of your declarations or the documents you have provided;
- You have provided false or misleading information or documents;
- You have not sent convincing evidence, within the given deadline, to dispel the grounds for rejection submitted;
- You did not show up for your interview at the given date.
You must present convincing evidence to dispel the grounds for rejection communicated to you in the letter.
Following your response within the requested deadline, the review of your application will continue. You might also be called for an interview. You will then receive a decision of acceptance or rejection.
If you do not respond within the given deadline, your application will be rejected. You have the option of submitting an application for administrative review.
Add or remove a family member after submitting your application
You can add or remove one of your accompanying family members on your application for permanent selection. These members can be:
- A spouse;
- A de facto spouse;
- One or more dependent children.
To add a spouse to your application, you must complete a new permanent selection application form and submit it in Arrima. You both need to:
- Fill in the form;
- Sign the form;
- Attach documents in the requested formats;
- Pay the fees for the review of the application.
To add a dependent child, you must provide all the documents requested in Part 2 of the permanent selection application form and file them in Arrima. You must also pay the examination fee for your application to add a dependent child.
If you wish to include your dependent child(ren) under the age of 18 in your application without the other parent accompanying you, you must provide the Declaration of Consent - Immigration of a minor child accompanied by only one parent form ME-0032-2309 (PDF 232 Kb) (For the moment, this form is available in French only. An English version will be available soon), completed and signed by the non-accompanying parent, along with supporting identification documents.
If you add a family member, you will need to pay the additional fees for reviewing your application. If you are removing a family member, the fee for reviewing your application that you had previously paid for is non-refundable.
Anyone you add to your application who is 18 years of age or older will have 60 days to obtain their Attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values, unless they:
- Have a valid study or work permit and have already participated in the Objectif Intégration session;
- Is exempt from it by regulation.
To modify an application after obtaining your Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ)
You must contact the Customer Contact Centre at the following numbers:
- Greater Montréal: 514‑864‑9191;
- Elsewhere in Québec (toll-free): 1‑877‑864-9191;
- From outside Québec: + 1‑514‑864‑9191.
Submitting an application for permanent selection using a representative
It is not necessary to use the services of a person you pay to undertake your immigration procedures. No priority or special treatment will be granted to you if you use the services of an immigration professional.
If you still decide to use the services of a paid person to represent you, see the page Get represented in your immigration procedures.
You and your representative must both have an account in the Arrima platform.
Then, you can establish a representation link in your respective accounts.
Your representative can then present your application.
Last update: December 27, 2023