Quebec Invites 1,202 Canada Immigration Candidates In Largest-Ever EOI Draw

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No Job Offer Requirement As Quebec Conducts New Large EOI Immigration Draw
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Quebec immigration has issued 1,202 invitations in the largest draw in the history of the Arrima Expression of Interest system.

The September 8 draw was also rare in that it had no requirements other than a minimum score of 620 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system.

Quebec has usually favoured draws targeting candidates with a job offer (often outside Montreal) or those with experience in specific National Occupational Classification codes. 

The previous largest draw was the first-ever draw through the Quebec EOI system, with 691 ITAs issued on July 4, 2019.


Quebec Expression Of Interest Draws 2022

Date of invitations Invites Issued Minimum Score Date of extraction from Arrima bank
Sept 8, 2022 1,202 620 September 6, 2022 at 6.30am
August 11, 2022 58 August 9, 2022 at 6.30am
July 7, 2022 351 551 to 624, dependent on category June 28, 2022 at 6.30 am
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
Feb 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 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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