Recent Quebec immigration Arrima draws held on November 24 and December 01 issued over 1,500 invitations to eligible foreign skilled workers to apply for Canada permanent residency.
November 24 invited 998 skilled workers (general draw) with a minimum Arrima Expression of Interest score of 603 points whereas an additional 513 profiles with scores of at least 589 points were targeted on December 1.
Furthermore, November 24 Arrima draws did not target specific NOCs, but candidates required job offers outside of the Montreal Metropolitan Community whereas the December 1 draw targeted candidates with specific NOCs who also had job offers outside of the Montreal Metropolitan Community.
All the invited candidates had already submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI) under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
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Quebec Target Occupations List
Skilled workers including Nurses, Computer Engineers, Technicians, Designers, and Educators are eligible to qualify for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) under Quebec Arrima draws.
List of 21 targeted occupations in Quebec include:
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However, Quebec immigration programs are distinct from federal & other provincial immigration programs to obtain Canadian permanent residency.
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Canada Permanent Residency via Quebec Immigration
Arrima system is a dedicated online portal to submit EOI for Quebec immigration under the Skilled Worker Program. It is modeled after the federal Express Entry system.
Under the new EOI system for Quebec immigration, Quebec invites nurses or any other eligible skilled worker to create a profile in Arrima.
Equivalent to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in the federal Express Entry system, candidates are ranked in Arrima based on score which is dependent on factors such as their age, education, proficiency in French, area of training, and work experience.
Technically, an EOI is not regarded as an application but is only a way for interested candidates to notify the Government of Quebec that they would like to be considered for the Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ).
Eligible candidates are invited to apply for a CSQ based on either their scores or other factors such as labor shortages in the province’s outlying regions.
Those who apply for and receive a CSQ are required to apply for Canadian permanent residency through the federal Immigration Ministry which verifies medical and criminal admissibility.
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