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Quebec Invites 351 Canada Immigration Candidates In New Expression of Interest Draw

Canada immigration news: Quebec immigration has issued invitations to 351 candidates in a new draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system.

The July 7 draw required minimum scores ranging between 551 and 624 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system, depending on the category of the invitation. A maximum of 1,320 points are available.

The draw targeted candidates in several categories:

1) Candidates who scored 624 or more with skills and experience in one of the following occupations:

  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers
  • 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • 2281 Computer network technicians
  • 2282 User support technicians
  • 2283 Information systems testing technicians
  • 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  • 5223 Graphic arts technicians
  • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

2) Candidates who scored 575 or more with skills and experience in National Occupational Classification code 3233 for licensed practical nurses.

3) Candidates who scored 580 or more with skills and experience in National Occupational Classification code 3413 for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates.

4) Candidates who scored 551 or more with skills and experience in National Occupational Classification code 4214 for early childhood educators and assistants.

5) Candidates with a job offer from an employer outside the Montreal metropolitan area.

Candidates receiving an invitation have 60 days to submit a full application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.


Quebec Expression Of Interest Draws 2022

Date of invitations Invites Issued Minimum Score Date of extraction from Arrima bank
July 7, 2022 351 551 to 624, dependent on category June 28, 2022 at 6.30am
May 5, 2022 30 May 2, 2022 at 6.30am
Apr 7, 2022 33 April 3, 2022, 6.30am
Mar 10, 2022 506 577 March 7, 2022 at 6.30am
February 24, 2022 306 630 Feb 22, 2022 at 6.30am
Feb 10, 2022 523 592 Feb 07, 2022 at 6.30am
Jan 27, 2022 322 647 Jan 25, 2022 at 6.30am
Jan 13, 2022 512 602 Jan 9, 2022 at 6.30am

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How Does Québec Expression of Interest Work?

  1. Candidates submit an online expression of interest profile via Arrima.
  2. Profiles enter into an Expression of Interest pool, where they are ranked against each other using a points system and are valid for 12-months.
  3. The highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for a Quebec Certificate of Selection under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program via periodic draws.
  4. Candidates receiving an invitation have 60 days to submit a full application.
  5. Approved candidates who receive a nomination certificate (CSQ) may then apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent residence.

Quebec Expression of Interest Points System

The Quebec Expression of Interest points system is used to rank profiles submitted via Arrima to the Expression of Interest bank, with the highest-ranked profiles invited to apply for Quebec immigration under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

Candidates and their spouse or common-law partner can score up to 1,320 points based on human capital and Quebec labor market factors.

What Are the Requirements for Québec Expression of Interest?

The Quebec Expression of Interest points system involves points in two categories, with some including points for the spouse of common law partner of the principal candidate.

  • Human capital factors:
    • French language ability.
    • French and English combined.
    • Age.
    • Workexperience.
    • Education.
  • Québec labor market factors:
    • Work experience in a field with a labor shortage.
    • Qualifications in one of Quebec’s areas of training.
    • Level of Québec education.
    • Professional experience in Québec.
    • Professional experience in the rest of Canada.
    • Job offer inside or outside Greater Montreal.

Quebec publishes lists of High Demand Occupations and Areas of Training that weigh considerably in the assessment.

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