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Published date: 21st October 2021

Quebec held its latest round of invitations for October by conducting their first draw of the month. The invitations were issued by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Invitations were issued to 23 candidates who submitted Expression of Interest in the Arrima Pool. Other than inviting candidates who already had profile in the Arrima Pool this latest draw also considered candidates who had a valid job offer outside the Montréal Metropolitan area and those who reside in Quebec as a diplomat, consular official, United Nations representative or representative of any intergovernmental organization operating in the province.

Although this was the smallest draw held by the province so far, it has still successfully invited 3,223 applicants for permanent selection in total up until now. For the first three quarters of the year, invitations had been sent out to 28,770 applicants for permanent selection. The candidates (skilled workers and business immigrants) were majorly picked out from economic programs.

Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program

This program is specifically designed for candidates who wish to establish themselves permanently in the province. International graduates and skilled workers make up a huge part of this program.

Criteria of Selection

  • Must have training and professional skills
  • Language Proficiency
  • Age
  • Characteristics of Spouse
  • Presence of Children
Processing time for applications under this program is usually 6 months starting the day when you successfully submit your application, documentation and pay the fee.

Application Fee

Principal applicant


Spouse or common-law partner


Each dependent child



After fulfilling all the requirements of application you have to wait to receive a Quebec Selection Certificate or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) which you can use later to apply for permanent residence to Canadian Federal Government.