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What is Arrima? | Quebec Skilled Workers Immigration (Expression of Interest)

If you wish to immigrate to Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program, the application has to be submitted through Arrima.


The Arrima immigration application system is based on an Expression of Interest.


What is Arrima?

Arrima is the e-portal dedicated to the Expression of Interest System. Arrima, Quebec is open to anyone 18 years of age and over who wants to immigrate to Québec, Canada under the Regular Skilled Worker Program.



  1. Submission of expression of interest form online.

  2. The Quebec Immigration Ministry will review the bank of expressions of interest and will issue invitations to applicants who meet certain criteria, based on labor market needs of the Province of Quebec;

  3.  Selected individuals can submit a permanent selection application (official immigration application) and pay the associated fees.



How do invitations work?

The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration sends out the first invitations in Arrima through the Arrima platform to:


1. Persons who had submitted an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) before August 2, 2018, and who:

  • were staying temporarily in Québec when they submitted their application, in accordance with Section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals, or

  • who were staying in Québec when the regulation came into force and who held a study or work permit.


2. Persons who hold a validated employment offer.

The results of the invitation exercises will be available on the Invitations section of the Ministry’s website.



The Quebec Immigration Ministry issues invitation exercises on a regular basis, according to labour market needs and the integration of potential immigrants.

These invitations allow selected persons to submit an application for permanent selection in order to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec Selection Certificate) within an average period of 6 months. These persons can then submit an application for permanent residence to the Government of Canada.


Results of invitation exercises

Pursuant to Section 45 of the Québec Immigration Act and Section 30 of the Act to increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration, the Minister must make public his decision to invite persons to submit an application for selection.

How to proceed?

  1. Email ( information on whether You would like to sponsor or to be sponsored;

  2. We will review your request and appoint a consultant/lawyer to contact you with the brief assessment;

  3. You decide whether to proceed


All our cases are handled by experienced lawyers and RCIC immigration professionals.

We adhere to the highest standards of client relationship and service.

Click here to fill out the Immigration Assessment Form



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