Quebec Targets 21 Jobs In Largest Canada Immigration Draw Of 2022

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Canada immigration news: Quebec immigration has targeted 21 jobs its largest Canada immigration draw of 2022 through the Arrima Expression of Interest system.

The February 10 draw saw 523 candidates invited and required a minimum score of 592 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system. A maximum of 1,320 points are available.

The draw targeted candidates with skills and experience in one of 21 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes.

Occupations Targeted In Quebec Arrima Draw

NOC code



IT systems managers


Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)


IT analysts and consultants


Database analysts and data administrators


Software engineers and designers


Computer programmers and interactive media developers


Web designers and developers


Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians


Computer network technicians


User Support Agents


Computer systems assessors


Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses


Practical nurses


Caregivers/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants


Secondary school teachers


Primary and preschool teachers


Early childhood educators and assistants


Producers, directors, choreographers and related personnel


Graphic design technicians


Graphic designers and illustrators


Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale

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 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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Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer and founder of featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is also founding director of the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center (CCIRC) Inc. He served as an Associate Editor of ‘Immigration Law Reporter’, the pre-eminent immigration law publication in Canada. He previously served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec and National Immigration Law Sections and is currently a member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Colin has twice appeared as an expert witness before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is frequently recognized as a recommended authority at national conferences sponsored by government and non-government organizations on matters affecting Canada’s immigration and human resource industries. Since 2009, Colin has been a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the profession, and became a lifetime member in 2018.