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Arrima Applications - Invited in 2019 by MIDI

Nikos1978

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Jan 8, 2020
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MIFI has made a slight change on the invitation page, now they talk about an average period of 6 months :mad: :

These invitations allow persons invited to submit an application for permanent selection in order to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec Selection Certificate) within an average period of 6 months. The 6-month period begins on the date when all the information required to process your application (forms and documents) has been received and added to your file. These persons can then submit an application for permanent residence to the Government of Canada.
 
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Jo123456

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May 13, 2020
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MIFI has made a slight change on the invitation page, now they talk about an average period of 6 months :mad: :

These invitations allow persons invited to submit an application for permanent selection in order to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec Selection Certificate) within an average period of 6 months. The 6-month period begins on the date when all the information required to process your application (forms and documents) has been received and added to your file. These persons can then submit an application for permanent residence to the Government of Canada.
Then now we can't calculate based on average not maximum (6 months) , if you passed 6 months they will tell you it is an average you can reach 8 or 9 months but the average is 6 months

No hope on this government :-( They insist on other programs PEQ which is not suitable for market needs ,
 
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Edveigae

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Feb 14, 2019
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Category........
QSW
NOC Code......
2241
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
CSQ
MIFI has made a slight change on the invitation page, now they talk about an average period of 6 months :mad: :

These invitations allow persons invited to submit an application for permanent selection in order to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec Selection Certificate) within an average period of 6 months. The 6-month period begins on the date when all the information required to process your application (forms and documents) has been received and added to your file. These persons can then submit an application for permanent residence to the Government of Canada.
The MIFI is a joke or what? The message is "apply through PEQ because we want you speaking french, it doesn't matter if the market doesn't need you right now, your french is more important than your workforce to make this f... province better". lol
 
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Kzee20

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Guys if they issue only few hundreds CSQ this year, is it gonna reduce the process time at the federal stage? Since this whole process is a suspense story and after CSQ there is 24 months of thriller journey waiting ahead for us where anything can happen. Most probably for many of us this whole process of Quebec immigration is gonna take in the range of 3 to 5 years or more for some of the bill 9 candidates if we survive
 

Jo123456

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May 13, 2020
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Guys if they issue only few hundreds CSQ this year, is it gonna reduce the process time at the federal stage? Since this whole process is a suspense story and after CSQ there is 24 months of thriller journey waiting ahead for us where anything can happen. Most probably for many of us this whole process of Quebec immigration is gonna take in the range of 3 to 5 years or more for some of the bill 9 candidates if we survive
No , they are still issuing thousands of CSQs for PEQ program and all of them will be in queue before us in Federal stage , Our situations will be worse than before :-(
 

Jo123456

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May 13, 2020
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Some good new guys , MIFI announced reform of PEQ program today ( They need 3 years of experience instead of 1 year ).
This should stop issuing their CSQ and we can have more opportunity :)

http://www.mifi.gouv.qc.ca/fr/presse/communiques/com20200528.html


Increased work experience
To promote better integration, in French, of immigrants into Quebec society and to ensure that they meet the needs of the labor market, the Government of Quebec will rely on increased work experience under the Program of the Quebec experience.

Temporary foreign
worker Temporary foreign workers will now have to accumulate 36 months of full-time work experience during the 48 months preceding their request for permanent selection. A transitional measure has been provided for all temporary foreign workers with a valid work permit before the coming into force expected in the coming weeks of the new regulation.

Quebec graduate
A 12 or 24 month full-time work experience will now be required for foreign graduate students wishing to submit a permanent selection request to the PEQ. Those who hold a valid post-diploma work permit before the entry into force of the regulation may submit their request in the Temporary foreign worker section if they meet the conditions to benefit from the transitional measure provided.
 

VCIce

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Aug 28, 2017
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Category........
QSW
App. Filed.......
06-03-2020
Then now we can't calculate based on average not maximum (6 months) , if you passed 6 months they will tell you it is an average you can reach 8 or 9 months but the average is 6 months

No hope on this government :-( They insist on other programs PEQ which is not suitable for market needs ,
They’ve also extended PEQ processing times to 6 months instead of 20 days to be “more fair” to regular QSW applicants. This might make it faster for you guys I hope.

http://www.mifi.gouv.qc.ca/fr/presse/communiques/com20200528.html
 

Nikos1978

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Jan 8, 2020
199
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Quebec - Quebec City
The PEQ was a B plan for me... Now it's dead.
I could have been elligible in one month... But only people with opened file will not be concerned...
Now I would have to work 2 more years with a permit expiring in late 2020...

I wonder how people will do to have a 3 years long work permit...
 
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Jo123456

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May 13, 2020
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The PEQ was a B plan for me... Now it's dead.
I could have been elligible in one month... But only people with opened file will not be concerned...
Now I would have to work 2 more years with a permit expiring in late 2020...

I wonder how people will do to have a 3 years long work permit...
Yes , It will be 2 years from now with no CSQ for PEQ , but this will be good for us now and as well in Federal stage Queue will be less

But Hope they will not be mad and change our Arrima program before get CSQ LoL :)
 
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nikhil56

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Jan 22, 2019
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Some good new guys , MIFI announced reform of PEQ program today ( They need 3 years of experience instead of 1 year ).
This should stop issuing their CSQ and we can have more opportunity :)

http://www.mifi.gouv.qc.ca/fr/presse/communiques/com20200528.html


Increased work experience
To promote better integration, in French, of immigrants into Quebec society and to ensure that they meet the needs of the labor market, the Government of Quebec will rely on increased work experience under the Program of the Quebec experience.

Temporary foreign
worker Temporary foreign workers will now have to accumulate 36 months of full-time work experience during the 48 months preceding their request for permanent selection. A transitional measure has been provided for all temporary foreign workers with a valid work permit before the coming into force expected in the coming weeks of the new regulation.

Quebec graduate
A 12 or 24 month full-time work experience will now be required for foreign graduate students wishing to submit a permanent selection request to the PEQ. Those who hold a valid post-diploma work permit before the entry into force of the regulation may submit their request in the Temporary foreign worker section if they meet the conditions to benefit from the transitional measure provided.
This is actually a great move. All this time I have been very critical of CAQ govt. But this one is great move by CAQ govt. Many have been abusing PEQ category. Some people come here just to get PEQ with no employable skills and marginal education in some shady colleges in Quebec other than passing a French test. Then they end up working in TimHortons or something like that. This is detrimental to Quebeckers as employers always looks for cheap labour.
This will put an end to those who abuse PEQ category. They have also stopped QIIP, probably something to prevent abuse is planned for QIIP too.
 

anurag123sri

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Feb 11, 2019
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This is actually a great move. All this time I have been very critical of CAQ govt. But this one is great move by CAQ govt. Many have been abusing PEQ category. Some people come here just to get PEQ with no employable skills and marginal education in some shady colleges in Quebec other than passing a French test. Then they end up working in TimHortons or something like that. This is detrimental to Quebeckers as employers always looks for cheap labour.
This will put an end to those who abuse PEQ category. They have also stopped QIIP, probably something to prevent abuse is planned for QIIP too.




Good News of IT guys a Pilot program

Artificial intelligence and information technology industry
Artificial intelligence and information technology are at the heart of Quebec's economic development strategy. These sectors are booming and it is essential to promote the attraction and retention of specialists able to contribute to the influence and competitiveness of Quebec in these sectors on the international scene. The implementation of a pilot program aims to meet this challenge. The latter will make it possible to reserve up to 550 CSQs annually for the selection of immigrants working specifically in these areas with high added value.
 
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bergg

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Aug 23, 2019
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The reform makes sense, but as a result, many students may leave the province after graduation, and many schools will have difficulty to find international students. The requirements become too high for PEQ, it is probably easier to get PR through Express Entry. This may also make Arrima invitations much more competitive.
 
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nikhil56

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Jan 22, 2019
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The reform makes sense, but as a result, many students may leave the province after graduation, and many schools will have difficulty to find international students. The requirements become too high for PEQ, it is probably easier to get PR through Express Entry. This may also make Arrima invitations much more competitive.
In Express Entry too, there is work experience requirement. PR thru Express isn't easier, the skill set required is greater. I think now Arrima will be on par with Express Entry (if you exclude the other idiosyncrasies like Federal backlogs and red tape inherent to Quebec). International students in Quebec shudnt count on loop holes in the system to get easy PR. Let them work for 3 years and earn their PR like everyone else. Thats the intent of "skilled economic immigration". All this while Quebec immigration was an easy route for unskilled candidates who is looking for an easy way to get into Canada. I know some of them speak neither English nor French !
It was a joke. Not anymore.