THE NEW SELECTION SYSTEM OF ECONOMIC IMMIGRANTS FOR QUEBEC

THE NEW   SELECTION SYSTEM OF ECONOMIC IMMIGRANTS FOR QUEBEC

During the last week of August 2018, MIDI (Quebec Ministry of Immigration) organized a webinar  for authorized immigration representatives to explain how the new system works.

As we have already announced, the selection will be based on on-line declarations of interest, based on which MIDI will establish the list of candidates with the highest scores to be invited to submit their actual applications. So, no more “first come, first served” system: invitations to apply will get not those who expressed first their interest, but those who obtain the highest scores.

Therefore, the declarations of interest should contain all the information needed to calculate the points according to the Quebec “grille de selection”.  It goes without saying that the manner of completing the declaration will be decisive in determining the score. Therefore, the fact that MIDI has created a separate “space” for authorized representatives can provide a substantial advantage to those who benefit from the services of such a representative.

Regarding the actual selection system, it seems to have been inspired by both the federal Express Entry and the  Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream. Unlike those systems though, the Quebec’s one does not impose the evaluation of the candidate’s degrees and diplomas by a Canadian institution, and will not use multiple point systems to consecutively assess the applicants. Those who prefer to do it by themselves will see however that it is not easy to correctly formulate  the answers to the numerous and sophisticated questions that the new Arrima portal poses, not to mention the technical difficulties raised by the uploading of the supporting documentation.

We are at your disposal for the free evaluation of your chances of success.

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