New Quebec Draw Sees Province Target 326 Canada Immigration Candidates And 29 Jobs

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Canada immigration news: Quebec immigration has issued invitations to 326 candidates in a new major draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system.

The September 9 draw required a minimum score of 633 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system, 134 points higher than the previous week’s draw. A maximum of 1,320 points are available.

Quebec has now issued 2,937 invitations since August 12, having previously issued only 545 invitations in the whole of 2021.

The draw targeted candidates with skills and experience in one of 29 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes.

It also targeted candidates with a job offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan Area.

Occupations Targeted In Dec. 9 Quebec Arrima Draw

NOC code Professions
0213 Computer and information systems managers
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2143 Mining engineers
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
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
4031 Secondary school teachers
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5223 Graphic arts technicians
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

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
Dec. 09, 2021 326 633 Dec. 6, 2021 at 6:30am
Nov. 11, 2021 33 N/A Nov. 8, 2021 at 6.30am
Oct. 21, 2021 23 N/A Oct. 18, 2021 at 6.30am
Sept. 30, 2021 536 562 Sept. 29, 2021 at 6.30am
Sept. 2, 2021 517 499 Sept. 1, 2021 at 6.30am
Aug. 26, 2021 585 517 Aug. 23, 2021 at 6.30am
Aug. 19, 2021 502 548 Aug. 16, 2021 at 6.30am
Aug. 12, 2021 515 591 Aug. 9, 2021 at 6.30am
June 17, 2021 69 N/A June 16, 2021 at 6.30am
May 27, 2021 90 N/A May 26, 2021 at 6.30am
Apr. 29, 2021 83 N/A Apr. 28, 2021 at 6.30am
March 30, 2021 208 N/A March 29, 2021 at 6.30am
Jan. 26, 2021 95 N/A 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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