Quebec Issues 23 Invitations In New Expression of Interest Draw

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Quebec Conducts Second Large Arrima Draw This Month, Issuing 1,009 Canada Immigration Invites
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Canada immigration news: A new draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system saw Quebec immigration issue 23 invitations to apply. 

The October 21 draw saw invitations issued to candidates who met one of two criteria: 

Quebec has now issued 2,678 invitations since August 12, having previously issued only 545 invitations in the whole of 2021.

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

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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