We will address a very important topic for those who wish to make their immigration process through the province of Quebec, more precisely by the traditional Québec Worker program. This program is an immigration process that the province establishes some criteria, and for these criteria it establishes a score such as: type of diploma you have, training area, age, languages you speak, among other criteria. For each of these criteria, there is a weight and a minimum cut grade. If you reach this minimum cut score you are eligible to apply for the provincial selection base.
Until August 17, 2018, this selection was made through the Mon Projet Québec, which is the system that managed the immigration program of the Qualified Worker.
How did the Québec Worker Program work?
The first to arrive was the first to be dealt with, that is, no matter their training area or any other characteristic of their profile. The moment you delivered your dossier to the province, you would be dealt with in that queue of deliveries. Based on this, the government understood that this system did not meet the need of the local market. So the government decided to make a change, today this program is no longer managed via Mon Projet Quebec, but through the “arrima” system, which is the government’s selection portal for these candidates. From then on, the selection began to be treated in a different way, not first to arrive, first to be treated, but rather from a declaration of interest. This means that the government will cross-check your profile and intention to permanent residence versus a region of the province of Quebec, and the local need for that job market. Based on this, the government will make you an invitation and you will become eligible to apply for permanent residence. Remembering that for this you need to have the minimum court grade, so it is important that you know what your grade is for you to become eligible to the government selection base and from there compete for one of those vacancies that the province will be selecting throughout the year. To date, we have had no calls, there is no selection that was made through this new portal.
The government is collecting candidates’ profiles, waiting for people with Mon Projet to migrate to the site, so that new candidates can sign up as well, so that they can initiate calls according to the needs of each region.
If you have any questions or would like to know if your profile is eligible for this process, please contact us as we will be happy to help you identify the best path for you to fulfill your dream of permanent residency.