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ARRIMA: A new portal for online immigration applications

Persons who want to immigrate to Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program need to create a profile in the new portal Arrima in order to fill out and file an expression of interest form.

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What is an expression of interest?

Following the coming into force of the new Québec Immigration Act, on August 2, 2018, the Ministère has implemented a new immigration application management system based on an expression of interest.

This system consists of two steps. As a first step, persons who want to immigrate to Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program must express their interest by filling out an online expression of interest form. On this form, they must, among other things, provide information regarding their area of training, educational level, language skills and work experience, as well as additional information.

Based on the expression of interest bank, the Ministère invites the persons who meet certain criteria, focusing mainly on labour market needs in the different regions of Québec. Having a job offer validated by the Ministère is one of the criteria taken into consideration.

Visit our News page to obtain the most recent information on the immigration application management system based on the expression of interest, as well to learn details regarding the invitations issued by the Ministère.

For full details on the Regular Skilled Worker Program, consult the page Permanent Workers.

Relevant information on the Arrima portal

  • Remember that the system based on the expression of interest has put an end to the intake order of “first come, first served” applications. It is possible to file an expression of interest form at any time, free of charge.
  • It is advisable to use a personal computer or a tablet to access the Arrima portal. The application does not allow navigation on a cell phone.
  • A virtual waiting room allows you to keep your place in the queue during peak periods. When you access the Arrima homepage, you may be automatically redirected to the virtual waiting room. You can then be informed about your position in the queue and the number of people waiting before you.
  • Arrima is a free service. It is not necessary to hire the services of a remunerated person to fill out an expression of interest. If you choose to hire the services of a remunerated person, make sure that this person is a representative authorized by the Ministère.
  • Any communication issued by the Ministère is carried out through the official channel: you will receive an e-mail notification when a communication is filed in the message center of your Arrima account. Be aware of unscrupulous individuals who may pose as   government representatives; consult our notice on Internet fraud.

Frequently Asked Questions

Consult the Frequently Asked Questions to obtain answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Arrima portal.

Help on using Arrima

Consult the tutorials designed to facilitate your experience in the Arrima portal and help you fill out your expression of interest.

User support

To contact us regarding Arrima, fill out the online form or call us.

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Last modification : 2019-01-16
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