New Quebec Arrima Draw Sees Province Invite 306 Canada Immigration Candidates

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Canada immigration news: Quebec immigration has issued invitations to 306 Canada immigration candidates in a new draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system.

The February 21 draw required a minimum score of 630 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system. A maximum of 1,320 points are available.

The draw targeted 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

Feb 21, 2022



Feb 22, 2022 at 6.30am

Feb 10, 2022



Feb 07, 2022 at 6.30am

Jan 27, 2022



Jan 25, 2022 at 6.30am

Jan 13, 2022



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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