Recently, the Quebec government announced an update within the selection criteria for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation, and Integration (MIFI) believes that this new step will help the province to achieve better alignment with their immigration programs and the needs of the local labor market.
What Is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)?
The QSWP encourages economic immigration of skilled workers with skills and experience relevant to the local labor market requirements. This program is quite different from the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) as it allows individuals outside Quebec to apply and the selection criteria depend on a points-based system. Like for all other Quebec immigration programs, you will be required to obtain a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ) to be eligible for Canadian permanent residence.
The points-based system evaluates your eligibility based on the factors such as your education level, work experience, language proficiency, and previous connection to Quebec. To apply for the QSWP, you will be required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile on Arrima.
How to Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)?
As mentioned above, you will be required to submit your EOI profile on Arrima. This profile will include personal information and other documentation required to meet the eligibility requirements of the program. Arrima is an online platform used by the Quebec government to offer immigration services. Mainly, it is used to issue CSQs under the QSWP and other immigration programs.