Arrima

  • ‎18,000 immigration applications cancelled: ‎Quebec government passes bill 9 ‎

    The Quebec government has passed a contentious immigration bill in an early-morning vote of 62 ‎to 42.‎

  • 517 more candidates invited by Quebec from Arrima draw

    The Quebec Ministry of Immigration released details of an Arrima draw that took place on September 2.

  • Ahmed Hussen highlights Canada's role in resettling refugees as his proudest success in office

    Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, played up the positive impact of immigrants and refugees on the country and its economy in an address this week to international immigration experts gathered in the nation’s capital city, Ottawa.

  • Arrima selection pool has over 91000 applicants since September

    More than 91,000 immigration candidates have submitted expressions of interest through Quebec’s online Arrima portal since it opened last September — a six-month period dominated by the rise of the province’s new Coalition Avenir Québec government.   

  • BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations to Apply

    British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations to Apply  (Since November 2015)

  • Biggest Arrima draw of the yearfor Quebec skilled worker applicants

    The Quebec immigration department carried out the first round of invitations through Arrima based on the new expression of interest scoring system which was introduced in July.

  • Claim for reimbursement of applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018

    This form allows you to submit a claim for reimbursement of the fees payable for an application submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018 and covered by the Act to increase Québec's socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market need through successful immigrant integration, which was approved on June 16, 2019.

  • Enhanced Security Features to New PR Card

    The government of Canada issued new permanent resident card with a fresh appearance and enhanced security features ‘to keep pace with changing technology.’

  • Entrepreneur and Corporate streams differ from old Investor category

    Canada’s most populated province, Ontario, has provided details on two new business immigration programs that are now open to eligible candidates wishing to invest in the Canadian economy. As the leader in attracting foreign direct investment of any province or state in North America, Ontario’s new business streams are likely to prove popular. The Entrepreneur Stream and the Corporate Stream both operate under the (OINP), a Provincial Nominee Program that allows Ontario to nominate individuals deemed to have credentials that would benefit the local labour market.

  • Few Canadians see immigrants and refugees as a major national issue

    A majority of Canadians continue to hold positive views on key aspects of immigration and few see immigrants and refugees as a pressing national concern, a new Environics Institute survey has found.

  • First invitations through Quebec’s Expression of Interest system expected soon

    Employers will have access to bank of Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates next February

  • Manitoba issues new invitations to immigration candidates in three MPNP streams

    299 invitations issued in April 25 draw, raising 2019 total to nearly 4,000

  • New Canadian Entrepreneur Immigration Program Opening in B.C

    The province of British Columbia has launched its new Entrepreneur program for interested business immigrants who aim to establish a business in this beautiful province from all over the world. This new program will accept applications online.

  • New changes for temporary resident visa applications from the Canadaian embassy to Turkey

    As of June 2013 two new visa application centers (VACs) will be opening in Turkey . One will open on June, 05th in Ankara and on June 19th 2013 the second center will be open in Istanbul.

  • New Entrepreneur Programs open in Ontario and Manitoba in 2016

    Entrepreneur and Corporate streams differ from old Investor category

  • New Temporary Pathway for Caregivers will reopen on July 8th

    Canada is now accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots.

  • Notice – Class action against the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion

    In compliance with terms of a judgement rendered by the Superior Court on June 19, 2019, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversitté; et de l’Inclusion distributes the following notice:
    QUEBEC REGULAR SKILLED WORKER IMMIGRATION PROGRAM –
    CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
    NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT APPROVAL

    This notice is intended for persons who filed an application with the Québec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion for a Québec Selection Certificate (“CSQ”) in the Regular Skilled Worker programme and who fulfill the following conditions:
    Group 1: Individuals whose CSQ Applications were filed between February 1st, 2012 and May 31, 2013; whose CSQ Application contained an immigration form A-1520-AA or A-1520-AF indicating that their CSQ application would be processed in accordance with the regulations in force at the time of filing with the MIDI or the language "Your application for a selection certificate will be processed based on the regulations in effect when it was submitted”; and whose CSQ Application was refused subsequent to the entry into force of the selection grid on August 1st, 2013.

    Group 2: Individuals whose application for a CSQ was filed before February 1st, 2012 or between June 1st, 2013 and July 7th, 2013; and whose CSQ application was refused subsequent to the entry into force of the selection grid on August 1st, 2013.

    Group 3: Individuals whose application for a CSQ was filed between July 8th, 2013 and March 8th, 2017; and whose CSQ application was refused subsequent to the entry into force of the selection grid on March 8th, 2017.

    On February 19, 2018, the Superior Court of Québec (the “Court”) authorized a class action against the Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (the “Minister”) and the Government of Québec (collectively, the “Defendants”).


    A Settlement Agreement has been reached between the Plaintiffs and the Defendants. The Settlement Agreement is not an admission of liability on the part of the Defendants.
    Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, each Eligible Class Member (defined above) is entitled to receive compensation as follows:
    Group 1: 50% of the fees paid by a member of group 1 to submit his or her CSQ Application;

    Group 2: 25% of the fees paid by a member of group 2 to submit his or her CSQ Application; and

    Group 3: 25% of the fees paid by a member of group 3 to submit his or her CSQ Application.

    Membership in the Class was closed on June 19, 2019. This means that if your application was refused after this date, you are not a member of the Class and are not bound by the terms of the Settlement Agreement.
    On June 19, 2019, the Superior Court of Québec rendered a judgment approving the Settlement Agreement (the “Judgment”).

    If you are a Class Member, you are bound by the terms of the Settlement Agreement. Only Eligible Class Members will receive compensation pursuant to the Settlement Agreement.
    In order to receive compensation, you have until October 17, 2019 to fill out the form Individual claim form pertaining to class action settlement 500-06-000669-193 which is available at the following website:
    https://arrima.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/action-collective

    You can also send the form by mail to:
    Direction de l'enregistrement et de l'évaluation comparative
    Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion
    285, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage
    Montréal, Québec H2Y 1T8
    Canada
    If you choose to submit your claim by regular mail, it must be postmarked by October 17, 2019 in order to be processed.

    If you do not submit the form through the website or by regular mail by this deadline, you will not receive any compensation from the MIDI.
    The complete versions of the Settlement Agreement and the Applications for Approval can be found at www.imk.ca.

  • On March 24, 3,749 Candidates, thorough Express Entry Program, have been selected

    The second Express Entry of the March, and the 57th in total, has taken place. A total of 3,749 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada, with each invited candidate having 441 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points at the time the draw was performed.

  • Ontario Issued New Invitations for Skilled Workers from Express Entry Candidates through Human Capital Priorities Stream

    Latest invitation round is the third in three weeks for popular Express Entry-linked stream For the third time since January 22, Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Human Capital Priorities Stream has issued invitations to apply for provincial nomination.

  • Ontario new foreign tech worker stream for smaller communities

    Ontario announces new foreign tech worker stream and immigration pilot for smaller communities