Healthcare workers, educators targeted with 536 invitations to apply in Quebec

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Healthcare workers and educators in foreign countries were sent 536 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Quebec on Thursday in the francophone province’s second draw of September through the  Arrima Expression of Interest system.

The francophone province’s Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) required a minimum score of 562 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system in the latest draw, 63 points higher than the draw on Sept. 2.

Quebec has now issued 2,655 invitations since August 12, having previously issued only 545 invitations in the whole of 2021.

In this latest draw, the province targeted those with skills and experience in one of six National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

NOC code



Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses


Licensed practical nurses


Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates


Secondary school teachers


Elementary school and kindergarten teachers


Early childhood educators

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

Quebec Expression Of Interest Draws 2021

Date of invitations

Invites Issued

Minimum Score

Date of extraction from Arrima bank

Sept. 30, 2021



Sept. 29, 2021 at 6:30 a.m.

Sept. 2, 2021



Sept. 1, 2021 at 6.30am

Aug. 26, 2021



Aug. 23, 2021 at 6.30am

Aug. 19, 2021



Aug. 16, 2021 at 6.30am

Aug. 12, 2021



Aug. 9, 2021 at 6.30am

June 17, 2021



June 16, 2021 at 6.30am

May 27, 2021



May 26, 2021 at 6.30am

Apr. 29, 2021



Apr. 28, 2021 at 6.30am

March 30, 2021



March 29, 2021 at 6.30am

Jan. 26, 2021



Jan. 25, 2021 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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