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Quebec Invites 322 In Latest Arrima Draw

Published on: February 1st, 2022

Quebec invited 322 workers to apply for permanent selection in the second Arrima draw of 2022.

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On January 27, the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration issued a new round of invitations to candidates under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Invitees had a profile in Quebec’s Arrima pool, a score of at least 647 and a job offer outside of the Montreal metropolitan area.

What is Arrima?

Arrima is Quebec’s equivalent to the federal Express Entry pool, that is, a platform that manages the province’s Expression of Interest profiles.

The system also allows Quebec companies to connect directly with candidates in the Arrima pool to meet their labour needs.

Arrima manages profiles through the following four Quebec programs:

  1. Regular Skilled Worker Program (also known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program)
  2. Québec Experience Program
  3. Permanent immigration pilot programs
  4. International Student Program (only to transmit documents)

What is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program?

Quebec has a special agreement with the federal government that allows the province more autonomy in immigration policies and procedures.

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW) is an immigration program operated by the province of Quebec. The program is aimed at skilled workers that intend to reside in the province of Quebec.

To submit a profile for consideration under the QSW program, candidates must score at least 52 on the QSW points grid.

Quebec Immigration Targets 2022

According to Quebec’s immigration plan, the province could admit up to 70,000 newcomers in 2022. This is the highest immigration level targeted to date. About 65% of admissions this year will likely be economic programs, such as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and the Quebec Experience Program (QEP).

In 2021, Quebec issued a total of 3,564 invitations to Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW) through the Arrima portal. In 2020, just 628 invitations were issued for the whole year.

Quebec’s newest draw marks a strong return to Arrima draws for the year as they work toward meeting record immigration targets.


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