Express Entry, the new Canadian immigration selection system, strives to make the immigration process simpler and quicker for candidates.
A provincial nomination is an important fast-track immigration option for anyone seeking Canadian permanent residence.
Most Canadian provinces and territories have a Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, which allow them to select immigration candidates with the skills, work experience and/or other human capital to meet labour market or community need
As of August 2nd 2018, Quebec operates a new Expression of Interest system under its Quebec Skilled Worker program, called Arrima. It functions in a similar way as the federal Express Entry system and replaces the former first-come, first-served process.
The system is designed to allow candidates with the best credentials to get to the front of the line for Quebec economic immigration.