Third Quebec Expression of Interest Draw Sees 444 Invitations Issued

New Quebec Arrima Expression Of Interest Draw Sees Province Invite 506 Candidates
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Quebec immigration has conducted a new draw under its Expression of Interest system, inviting 444 candidates to apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

The invitations were issued on August 19 to candidates who 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 staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit.

Quebec has now issued 1,394 invites in three draws under its fledgling Expression of Interest system.

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Quebec Expression Of Interest Draws 2019

Date of invitations Invites Issued Date of extraction from Arrima bank
19-Aug-19 444 August 15, 2019 at 6:30
17-Jul-19 259 July 15, 2019 at 6:30
04-Jul-19 691 July 2, 2019 at 6:30


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Colin Singer
Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer and founder of featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is also founding director of the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center (CCIRC) Inc. He served as an Associate Editor of ‘Immigration Law Reporter’, the pre-eminent immigration law publication in Canada. He previously served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec and National Immigration Law Sections and is currently a member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Colin has twice appeared as an expert witness before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is frequently recognized as a recommended authority at national conferences sponsored by government and non-government organizations on matters affecting Canada’s immigration and human resource industries. Since 2009, Colin has been a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the profession, and became a lifetime member in 2018.