Quebec has held its biggest immigration draw of the year, inviting 365 applicants to move to Canada as a permanent resident.
All invitees were applicants for a skilled visa to Canada under Quebec’s Regular Skilled Worker Program.
Candidates who were invited had to submit an Expression of Interest to the Canadian province through the Arrima portal – which manages applications for the Regular Skilled Worker Program – for a Canadian visa to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
The provincial government of Quebec selects its own skilled and business immigrants from a pool of candidates, which is overseen by the province’s own immigration ministry – the Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI).
MIFI issues successful immigration applicants a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), which is Quebec’s selection certificate for candidates to apply for immigration.
Successful immigration candidates who are issued a CSQ by the provincial government of Quebec can apply for Canadian immigration with Canada’s federal government as a permanent resident of the country.