First Quebec 2022 Draw Sees 512 Canada Immigration Invitations Issued

Quebec Issues 1,017 Canada Immigration Invitations In New Provincial Draw
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Canada immigration news: The first draw of 2022 through Quebec immigration’s Arrima Expression of Interest system saw the province issue Canada immigration invitations to 512 candidates. 

The January 13 draw required a minimum score of 602 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system. A maximum of 1,320 points are available.

The draw targeted candidates with skills and experience in one of 21 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes.

Occupations Targeted On Jan 13 Quebec Arrima Draw

NOC code



IT systems managers


Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)


IT analysts and consultants


Database analysts and data administrators


Software engineers and designers


Computer programmers and interactive media developers


Web designers and developers


Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians


Computer network technicians


User Support Agents


Computer systems assessors


Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses


Practical nurses


Caregivers/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants


Secondary school teachers


Primary and preschool teachers


Early childhood educators and assistants


Producers, directors, choreographers and related personnel


Graphic design technicians


Graphic designers and illustrators


Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale

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

Jan 13, 2021



Jan 9, 2022 at 6.30am

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How Does Quebec 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 labour market factors.

What Are the Requirements for Quebec 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.
    • Work experience.
    • Education.
  • Quebec labour market factors:
    • Work experience in a field with a labour shortage.
    • Qualifications in one of Quebec’s areas of training.
    • Level of Quebec education.
    • Professional experience in Quebec.
    • 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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