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Express your interest in immigrating to Québec

Interested in immigrating to Québec? Fill out and submit your expression of interest form in Arrima today. Access Arrima

How does it work?

Anyone wishing to immigrate to Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program must go through Arrima.

The Arrima immigration application management system is based on an expression of interest and follows a three-step process:

  1. First, you must complete an expression of interest form online. You will need to enter certain information, such as your education, language skills, and work experience.
  2. The Ministère reviews the bank of expressions of interest and issues invitations to applicants who meet certain criteria, based on labour market needs in the different regions of Québec. Those individuals can submit a permanent selection application (official immigration application) and pay the associated fees.
  3. Applications will be evaluated using the selection grid in effect.

Our immigration portal

For more information on the Regular Skilled Worker Program, visit the “Permanent workers” page.

Be sure to look into our other immigration programs:

Find out the eligibility requirements for the Québec Experience Program, a simplified permanent selection program specifically for temporary foreign workers working in Québec and foreign students who have obtained a diploma in Québec. Complete applications received under this program are processed on a priority basis.

Depending on your plans in Québec, you may also be interested in looking into the Self-employed Worker Program or the Entrepreneur Program.


The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration will send out the first invitations in Arrima.

The first invitations will be sent out through the Arrima platform to:

    1. persons who had submitted an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) before August 2, 2018 and who:
    • were staying temporarily in Québec when they submitted their application, in accordance with Section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals, or
    • who were staying in Québec when the regulation came into force and who held a study or work permit.
    2. Persons who hold a validated employment offer.

The results of the invitation exercises will be available on the Invitations section of our website.

Relevant information on Arrima

  • 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 Arrima. The application does not allow navigation on a cell phone.
  • You should use the latest version of one of the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Safari
  • You should also use one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows (version 8.1 and later)
    • Mac OS (version 10.2.4 and later)
    • iOS (version 11 and later)
  • 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 free. 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 Arrima.

Help on using Arrima

Consult the tutorials designed to facilitate your experience in Arrima 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 : 2019-09-16
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