Quebec has released the results from the third draw, which took place on August 26th.
This third round of invitations held via the Arrima expression of interest system over the past month was the largest of the year under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
A total of 585 immigration candidates with a score of at least 517 in the Arrima pool were invited to apply for permanent selection by the Ministere de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Integration (MIFI).
Quebec had already held two rounds of invitations through Arrima on August 12th and 19th. In each case, the number of candidates invited was significantly higher than in any other draw this year.
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Arrima sent the latest invitations to candidates who had a job offer outside of Montreal and were interested in working in occupations in high demand in Quebec. Here is a list of the targeted occupations that were provided by government:
Managers of computer and information systems (NOC 0213);
Noc 2133: Electrical and electronic engineers
Noc 2141: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
Computer engineers (except for software engineers and designers). (NOC 2147).
Information system analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
Data administrators and database analysts (NOC 2172);
Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
Interactive media developers and computer programmers (NOC 2174);
Web developers and web designers (NOC 2175);
Technicians and technologists in electrical and electronic engineering (NOC 2241);
Computer network technicians (NOC 2281);
User support technicians (NOC 2282);
Information system testing technicians (NOC2283);
Producers, directors and choreographers as well as related occupations (NOC 53131);
Graphic artists technicians (NOC5223);
Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC5241);
Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade (NOC 6221)
After several months of sending out invitations monthly, Quebec seems like it is picking up the pace and is now issuing record-breaking numbers of invitations via Arrima every other week. This is Quebec’s eighth draw of the year. The province has now invited 2,145 candidates to apply for permanent selection.
What is the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program?
The Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program is for skilled workers who are more likely to establish themselves economically in the province. This program is very popular with skilled workers and international graduates who want to permanently immigrate to Quebec for work.