On August 19, 2021, Quebec held its Arrima draw and invited 502 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence.
The MIFI (Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration) has issued these 502 invitations under Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Candidates who have registered the Expression of Interest (EOI) in Quebec’s online registration portal, Arrima, are eligible to receive these.
Expression of Interest (EOI)
It is a pre-application process that allows Quebec to select candidates interested in migrating to the province. Later if the candidate score meets the minimum score, they will receive the Invitations to submit the application and proceed further.
The latest draw is just one week after the biggest Arrima draw, which invited 512 individuals.
The invitations are issued based on the requirements of Quebec’s labor market.
In this draw, Quebec invited individuals having a minimum score of 548. Along with this, the candidates’ occupation also needs to be present in the list of targeted occupations.
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Below is the list of occupations, along with their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code:
|List of occupations||NOC code|
|Computer and information systems managers||NOC 0213|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||NOC 2133|
|Industrial and manufacturing engineers||NOC 2141|
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||NOC 2147|
|Information systems analysts and consultants||NOC 2171|
|Database analysts and data administrators||NOC 2172|
|Software engineers and designers||NOC 2173|
|Computer programmers and interactive media developers||NOC 2174|
|Web designers and developers||NOC 2175|
|Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians||NOC 2241|
|Computer network technicians||NOC 2281|
|User support technicians||NOC 2282|
|Information systems testing technicians||NOC 2283|
|Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations||NOC 5131|
|Graphic arts technicians||NOC 5223|
|Graphic designers and illustrators||NOC 5241|
|Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade||NOC 6221|
This is the seventh draw in Quebec, and till now, it allowed 1,562 candidates to apply for permanent selection by the province.
All these immigration programs in Quebec are managed by the province, which differs from Canada’s federal programs. But it is based on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which makes the final decision on the applications of the immigrants.
About Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
The Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is for skilled workers who are willing to migrate and have a settled life in Quebec. This QSWP especially encourages skilled workers and international graduates.
If the candidate is willing to settle in Quebec, then the profile of the applicant will be assessed under a different system compared to other provinces in Canada.
The applicants who are invited to apply for permanent selection should complete the process within six months, which will start from the date of application submitted to process the application. This includes the submission of checklist documents and forms required.
If the candidate’s application is successful, then they will receive CSQ (Certificat de sélection du Québec) or Quebec Selection Certificate, which can be used to apply for permanent residence to the Canadian federal government.
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