What is the Arrima portal?

Arrima Portal

The Arrima portal, used by the provincial government of Québec, maintains a supply and demand balance between immigration and the local labor market.

The Québec Arrima portal is a free service and is available for all applicants above the age of 18.

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How to use the Arrima portal?

Like most digital platforms, users of Arrima have to create a profile on the platform. The profile is created in two steps:

1. Applicants must use a valid email address and choose a password to complete the initial registration.

2. The users must then accept the terms of use and fill identity and contact information sections.

An Arrima profile is required for submitting and updating an applicant’s Expression of Interest (EI). The Québec Immigration Ministry (Ministère de l’Immigration) reviews all the EIs and then invites applicants who fulfil the required criteria via Arrima. It is mostly influenced by the labor needs of the Province of Québec. Individuals who have received an invitation can submit a permanent selection application.

The Arrima portal is currently meant to be used by:

1. Foreigners who wish to immigrate to Québec permanently or temporarily under one of the following immigration programs:

a) Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP)

b) Québec Experience Program

c) Permanent immigration pilot programs

d) International Student Program

2. Individuals who wish to use the services of Accompagnement Québec (personalized service for immigrants)

3. Representatives for groups of 2 to 5 persons who wish to collectively sponsor an immigrant under the Program for Refugees Abroad

4. For businesses in Québec, for use of Portail employeurs (official job portal)

5. For immigration representatives

The Québec administration plans to expand Arrima’s scope of services in the future.

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Services for individuals

1. Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP):

Individuals who wish to immigrate to the Québec province of Canada under the Regular Skilled Worker Program have to create a profile on Arrima. It is needed to complete, submit, and update the user’s expression of interest or EI.

The platform also includes a self-assessment tool for users to get an estimated score according to their application and expression of interest. This also means that users and new applicants can get an idea about their chances of getting permanent selection. The tool, however, is available in the French language only.

The score delivered by the assessment tool is provided only for information purposes. It might differ from the final score. The software calculates an applicant’s chance of receiving an invitation depending on the information uploaded on the platform.

2. Québec experience program (Programme de l’expérience québécoise or PEQ):

The PEQ immigration program is for students who graduated from Québec and temporary foreign workers. It is an immigration program used to obtain a Québec selection certificate to settle in Québec permanently. Unlike regular applications, PEQ applications are processed faster.

3. Permanent immigration pilot programs:

a) Food processing workers

b) Nurses

c) Workers in the domains of AI, IT, and visual effects

4. International Student Program:

 International students in Québec with study programs of over six months require authorization from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI). The authorization is required for getting a study permit. Foreign students who have submitted applications for temporary selection for studies should create a profile on Arrima to submit other supporting documents.

5. Financial assistance for learning French:

Users can also explore financial assistance options offered by the government of Québec for learning part-time French courses. The assistance is provided for both the courses and children’s day-care for applicants.

6. Accompagnement Québec:

The Accompagnement Québec is a free service offered to immigrants by the government of Québec. The services are designed for easier integration and participation of new immigrants in French and the Québec society in general. An Arrima profile is required to enjoy the benefits of the free services of Accompagnement Québec.

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Program for Refugees Abroad (Collective Sponsorship)

This is for a group of 2 to 5 persons who wish to submit an undertaking application for refugees. Applicants have to designate a representative from among the members of the group. The representative has to create a profile on the Arrima platform and submit the applications and the required documents.

1. Arrima portal for employers

This section of the portal is for companies in Québec looking to hire talent and workers via immigration.

With an Arrima profile companies can:

a) Obtain personalized coaching from the Ministère de l’Immigration

b) Connect with foreign workers or talent that meet the company’s needs. Employers can also offer job opportunities in Québec via the Portail employeurs

2. Representatives

Representatives assigned by possible immigrants should also have a profile on the Arrima portal. It is required to:

a) Establish a representational link with clients

b) Make required arrangements with the Ministère for clients

Students and workers applying for immigration via paid representatives should know that only the following persons are authorized to represent them at the Ministry:

a) Individuals considered reliable by the Barreau du Québec and the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

b) Individuals authorized by either the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

c) Immigration consultants registered with the Registre québécois des consultants en immigration.

d) An unpaid representative Eg., family member, friend, representatives from non-profit.

The Ministère de l’Immigration (immigration ministry) of Québec allows anyone aged 18 years or above to apply for immigration to Québec, Canada via the RSWP initiative.

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