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Quebec has invited 502 applicants to the most recent Arrima draw



The Quebec immigration department has provided information on the August 19 Arrima draw

On August 19, Quebec welcomed 502 immigrants to apply for permanent residence. Candidates must have submitted an EOI through Arrima (Online registration portal of Quebec) wherein an expression of interest (EOI) is a pre-application screening process. It enables Quebec to choose from individuals who wish to immigrate to the province and encourage them to submit an application. This draw took place barely one week after Quebec had its largest Arrima draw of the year. Candidates with a score of at least 548 were invited under this draw, provided their occupation is on the list of targeted occupations. This is done to meet the needs of Quebec’s labour market. The respective occupations and their National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes are as given below:


NOC 0213 – Computer and information systems managers

NOC 2133 – Electrical and electronics engineers

NOC 2141 – Industrial and manufacturing engineers


NOC 2147 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

NOC 2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants

NOC 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators


NOC 2173 – Software engineers and designers

NOC 2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers

NOC 2175 – Web designers and developers


NOC 2241 – Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

NOC 2281 – Computer network technicians

NOC 2282 – User support technicians


NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians

NOC 5131 – Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

NOC 5223 – Graphic arts technicians


NOC 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators

NOC 6221 – Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

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This is Quebec’s eighth draw of the year. The province has now invited a total of 1562 individuals to apply for permanent selection. Quebec’s immigration programs are separate from Canada’s federal programs and are managed by the province. However, the final decision on immigration applications is made by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The QSWP is designed for skilled employees who are more likely to create a business in the province. Skilled employees and international graduates are drawn to the program. If you want to settle in Quebec, you will be evaluated differently from those who want to settle elsewhere in Canada. Candidates who have been asked to apply for permanent selection must do so within six months of the date they provided all of the necessary paperwork to process their application. All forms and documents are included in this category.

If you are successful, you will be awarded a CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate) which could be later used to apply to the Canadian federal government for permanent residency.

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