In a June 18 draw, the French-speaking province issued 7 invitations.
The candidates invited met the following criteria:
- Their application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program under the old system was terminated as part of the governing Coalition Avenir Quebec’s Bill 9.
- They filed an Arrima Expression of Interest before December 17, 2019.
- They were in one of the following situations:
- Their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals, OR
- They were in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit.
There has been no formal announcement from Quebec of the suspension of Arrima draws due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the lack of draws and invitations during 2020 would suggest the province is limiting its skilled worker immigration.
Candidates receiving an invitation have 60 days to submit a full application.
This was the second draw of 2020, with a total of 30 invitations issued. Quebec issued a total of 2,072 invitations in nine draws in 2019.
Quebec Expression Of Interest Draws 2020
|Date of invitations||Invites Issued||Date of extraction from Arrima bank|
|18-Jun-20||7||June 12, 2020 at 6.30 am|
|16-Jan-20||23||January 16, 2020 at 6.30am|
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