Quebec Arrima Draw Invites 1,000 Candidates for Permanent Residency

Quebec Arrima Draw Open Work Permit Quebec EOI
  • September 8, 2023

The most recent draw conducted through the Quebec Arrima system on August 24, 2023, marked a significant step in the province’s immigration process. A total of 1,000 invitations were issued to eligible candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR) under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP).

The Minister of Immigration, Francization, and Integration (MIFI) officially disclosed the specifics of this Quebec Arrima draw on September 8, 2023. To select candidates, valid profiles available in the Quebec Arrima bank as of August 21, 2023, at 10:41 a.m. were carefully considered.

This particular round of invitations was targeted at Arrima profiles that possessed experience in 26 specific occupations (a comprehensive list is available) and demonstrated a high proficiency level of at least 7 in French, in addition to achieving a score of 584 or higher according to the Quebec score calculator. Remarkably, the cutoff score only experienced a modest decrease of 7 points compared to the previous Quebec Arrima draw held on August 10, 2023.

In addition to these criteria, the draw also took into account profiles with valid job offers located outside the territory of the Metropolitan Community of Montreal (Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal).

For those unfamiliar with the Quebec Arrima system, it serves as Quebec’s platform for managing applications from qualified workers. Similar to the federal Express Entry system, Arrima streamlines the immigration process; however, Quebec’s scoring system exhibits unique characteristics distinct from the Express Entry model.

Eligible candidates seeking to participate in upcoming Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP or RSWP) draws can create their Arrima profiles. It’s important to note that these profiles remain valid for a year following their creation.

Candidates fortunate enough to receive an invitation in a draw are then required to submit documentation that supports the information provided in their Arrima profiles. Subsequently, a Certificat de sélection (CSQ) is issued, enabling candidates to submit an application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

In summary, the latest Quebec Arrima draw on August 24, 2023, invited 1,000 profiles with French proficiency levels of 7 or higher and scores of 584 or more, provided they had experience in one of the specified 26 occupations. Profiles eligible for consideration were those in the Quebec Arrima system as of August 21, 2023, at 10:41 a.m.

Quebec’s immigration goals for 2023 remain consistent with the previous year, targeting an economic immigration goal of 33,900 candidates.

List of occupations/NOC codes invited in August 24 Draw

  1. 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  2. 2131 Civil engineers
  3. 2132 Mechanical engineers
  4. 2133 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  5. 2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
  6. 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  7. 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  8. 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  9. 2173 Software engineers and designers
  10. 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  11. 2175 Web designers and developers
  12. 2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
  13. 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  14. 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  15. 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  16. 2281 Computer network technicians
  17. 2282 User support technicians
  18. 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  19. 3233 Licensed practical nurses
  20. 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  21. 4031 Secondary school teachers
  22. 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  23. 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
  24. 5223 Graphic arts technicians
  25. 5225 Audio and video recording technicians
  26. 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
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