The Quebec Immigration Ministry has provided information on the third immigration draw held this year. On February 10, Quebec asked 523 qualified professionals to apply for permanent selection. The invites were sent by the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) to Canada immigration candidates who applied under the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Candidates are required to have profiles in the Arrima Expression of Interest system with at least 592 points and a job in one of the following fields:
NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers
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 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 3233 Licensed practical nurses
NOC 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
NOC 4031 Secondary school teachers
NOC 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
NOC 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
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
The February 10 draw is Quebec's third of the year, bringing the total number of invites awarded in 2022 to 1,357. Last year, the province invited 3,564 applicants to apply for permanent selection through Arrima.
The Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program is designed for skilled individuals who intend to establish themselves economically in the province. The programme is popular among skilled professionals and overseas graduates who want to work permanently in Quebec.
Candidates are evaluated based on their education and professional abilities, which may aid their professional integration in Quebec and their language skills and age, among other things.Those who are asked to apply for permanent selection have 60 days to submit their applications and pay the processing expenses. Quebec intends to process full applications within six months, beginning with the receipt of all essential paperwork. All forms and documents are included in this category.
Successful candidates will get a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). They can then use this certificate to apply for permanent residency to the Canadian federal government. Anyone intending to settle in Quebec is evaluated differently from those wishing to settle elsewhere in Canada. This is because Quebec's immigration policies are separate from Canada's immigration programmes and are controlled by the province.
Quebec announced its immigrant intake objectives for 2022 in October 2021. The majority of entrants are projected to arrive through the province's economic immigration programmes, such as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and the Québec experience programme (PEQ).
The strategy for this year asks for the admission of 49,500 to 52,500 immigrants across all immigration categories, plus an extra 18,000 admissions to meet the admission levels that the federal government did not meet in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. This suggests that more than 70,000 newcomers may be accepted to Quebec in 2022.
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