Royal Assent of the Immigration Act
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Royal Assent of the Immigration Act

The Act to increase Québec's socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration was assented to on June 16, 2019.

Under this Act, applications for Quebec selection certificates for which no decision had been rendered before the Act was assented to are now closed. In accordance with Article 20 of the Law, the Minister will return the paid required fees to the applicant. The procedure for obtaining this refund will be communicated to the persons concerned shortly.

From now on, the Ministère will use a new system, which allows it, on a priority basis, to invite those who best meet Quebec's needs to file an application for permanent selection.

Under the law, the first ones to be invited via the Arrima platform will be those who applied for a Quebec selection certificate before August 2, 2018, and who:

  • were temporarily residing in Québec at the time of their application, in accordance with section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals or;
  • who were residing in Quebec at the time the law was assented to and who held a study or work permit.

The Minister will invite candidates who have filed an expression of interest (EI) and who meet the conditions set out in the Act to submit an application for permanent selection.

Individuals who still wish to immigrate to Quebec can create an account in Arrima and file an expression of interest at no cost.

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