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Long awaited, the section for employers on the ARRIMA interface is now operational.
First of all, the section dedicated to individuals allows candidates for permanent immigration wishing to settle in Quebec, to make a declaration of interest. The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et Intégration (MIFI) invites candidates with the best integration potential and who best meet the needs of the labor market, to apply for permanent selection.
Then, the section dedicated to companies allows them to access the profiles of candidates registered in the pool and to start the recruitment process (via the Employer Portal). By becoming operational, the Employer Portal provides the premises for achieving the goal of the program, who is to match candidates whose academic and professional skills meet the best Québec employers’needs. For a detailed demonstration of the Employer Portal registration process, search criteria, consultation of profiles and contact with candidates, we invite you to consult the tutorials prepared by the MIFI available here.
While keeping in mind that the Employer Portal is not just a bank of candidates or an aggregation of CVs, it could:
In conclusion, the Employer Portal can be an instrument for your international recruitment strategies. It is up to you, however, to adapt it well according to your needs, to understand the selection requirements of permanent workers via the Regular Program and to always keep in mind that as soon as you submit an LMIA application and work permit, you and your candidates must meet the requirements for temporary foreign workers. And finally, the portal’s services could be used in conjunction with other measures aimed at facilitating international recruitment.
We will finish this article with the recall of financial aid measures available to international recruitment since summer 2019 and announced by the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS) in the Grande corvée 2.0, a campaign aiming to map the needs of Quebec businesses, whether in terms of access to technologies or skilled labor. To access it, contact Services Québec in your region and you may be guided by an MTESS agent.
Questions about the best strategy to establish in order to be successful in hiring temporary foreign workers? Contact us.