Skilled Workers Invited for Canada Permanent Residency in new Quebec Arrima Draws
On February 24, the Quebec immigration Arrima office issued 306 invitations to eligible foreign skilled workers to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Skilled workers such as Nurses, Computer Engineers, Technicians, Designers, and Educators are eligible for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) draws.
All of the invited candidates had previously submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. To be eligible for this draw, they must have profiles in the Arrima system for Quebec immigration with at least 630 points. The aggregate qualifying score increased by around 38 points in this Quebec Arrima draw compared to prior drawings.
Quebec Immigration Arrima Draws Review
This is Quebec’s fourth 2022 draw. The province has invited a total of 1,663 applicants to apply for permanent selection in 2022. The most recent invites for Quebec Immigration sent out through Quebec Arrima pulls selected individuals with a genuine employment offer outside of the Montréal Metropolitan region and who work in occupations that are currently in high demand in Quebec.
List of 21 targeted occupations in this draw:
Quebec often invites nurses and attracts Engineers, Designers, Educators, and international students looking for better work options. However, Quebec immigration programs differ from federal and other provincial immigration programs for obtaining permanent status in Canada.
The Arrima system is a specific online gateway for submitting EOI for Quebec immigration under the Skilled Worker Program in Canada. It is based on the federal Express Entry system.
Quebec encourages nurses or any other qualifying skilled worker to build a profile in Arrima under the new EOI system for Quebec immigration. Candidates are ranked in Arrima based on a score that is based on variables such as their age, education, French proficiency, area of training, and job experience, which is equivalent to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in the federal Express Entry system.
An EOI is not technically an application, but rather a mechanism for interested persons to tell the Government of Quebec that they want to be considered for the Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ).
Eligible individuals are encouraged to apply for a CSQ based on their scores as well as other variables such as labor shortages in the province’s remote regions. Those who apply for and acquire a CSQ must apply for permanent residency in Canada through the federal Immigration Ministry, which confirms medical and criminal eligibility.
The Canadian province of Quebec has a high demand for professional personnel such as nurses and international students. Quebec hopes to complete all applications within six months.