In the latest nomination draw held exclusively for Quebec immigration(Quebec Arrima), 326 eligible foreigners were invited to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). This could help them to obtain Canada permanent residency.
The candidates under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program with prior Expression of Interest (EOI) were targeted in the latest draw. Invited candidates needed to have profiles in the Arrima system with scores of at least 633 points.
The latest draw is Quebec’s thirteenth of the year. A total of 3,564 candidates have now been invited to apply for Quebec immigration through Arrima in 2021 and settle in the province permanently.
Quebec held one draw in January, then held monthly draws between March and June. There was no draw in July, but there were three draws in August, two in September, and since then the province has returned to monthly draws.
|Quebec has returned to the target of welcoming over 50,000 immigrants in 2022 after four years of cutting immigration by 20 per cent. About 65 per cent will arrive through economic-class immigration programs.
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Quebec Immigration Draw Review
The latest invitations sent out through Arrima for Quebec Immigration targeted candidates with a valid job offer outside the Montréal Metropolitan area and who work in occupations that are currently in high demand in Quebec.
Llist of 29 targeted occupations in this draw:
Quebec immigration programs are distinct from federal & other provincial immigration programs to obtain Canada permanent residency. However, Quebec immigration programs attract the same group of skilled workers and international students who are in search of better career opportunities.
What is Quebec Arrima Draws?
Arrima system is a dedicated online portal to submit EOI for Quebec immigration under the Skilled Worker Program. It is modelled after the federal Express Entry system.
Under the new EOI system for Quebec immigration, interested candidates 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 Canada permanent residency through the federal Immigration Ministry that verifies medical and criminal admissibility.
Quebec province in Canada has a huge demand for skilled workers and international students. Quebec aims to process complete applications within 6 months.
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