31 Jan, 2022
Quebec Immigration has conducted its first draw of 2022 through the Arrima Expression of Interest system, issuing invitations to 512 candidates.
The January 13 draw required a minimum score of 602 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.
|0213||IT systems managers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|2171||IT 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|
|2241||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians|
|2281||Computer network technicians|
|2282||User Support Agents|
|2283||Computer systems assessors|
|3012||Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses|
|3413||Caregivers/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants|
|4031||Secondary school teachers|
|4032||Primary and preschool teachers|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants|
|5131||Producers, directors, choreographers and related personnel|
|5223||Graphic design technicians|
|5241||Graphic designers and illustrators|
|6221||Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale|
Candidates receiving an invitation have 60 days to submit a full application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
|Date of invitations||Invites Issued||Minimum Score||Date of extraction from Arrima bank|
|Jan 13, 2021||512||602||Jan 9, 2022 at 6.30am|
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.
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.
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.
French language ability.
French and English combined.
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.
Quebec publishes lists of High Demand Occupation and Areas of Training that weigh considerably in the assessment.