Invitation to submit a permanent selection application

Once you have filed your expression of interest on Arrima, it will be placed in the Expression of Interest bank.

From this bank, people whose profile corresponds to Québec’s needs and who have good potential for integration are invited to submit an application for permanent selection.

If you are invited, you will receive a communication in your Arrima message centre with the information needed to access the form and submit a permanent selection application.

You may receive an invitation to submit your permanent selection application at any time. It is therefore important to regularly update your expression of interest.

If you provide incorrect information in your expression of interest, your invitation could be cancelled.

Invitation criteria and their score

The invitations are sent according to one or more criteria:

Criteria related to human capital

The criteria are as follows:

  • knowledge of French;
  • combined knowledge of French and English;
  • age;
  • length of professional experience;
  • level of education.

Criteria related to the needs of the labour market in Québec and government priorities

The criteria are as follows:

  • workforce diagnosis. This can be combined with the length of experience in the profession practised;
  • field of training;
  • Québec diploma;
  • length of professional experience in Québec;
  • length of professional experience in the rest of Canada;
  • validated job offer This can be combined with the place of employment, depending on whether it is located inside or outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
     

Criteria related to the spouse or de facto spouse (if applicable):

The criteria are as follows:

  • knowledge of French;
  • level of education.
  • Québec diploma;

Other criteria

Certain invitations can also be sent based on criteria such as:

  • the destination region in Québec;
  • profession practised.

The criteria are determined by ministerial order published in the Gazette officielle du Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Score associated with the criteria

All criteria may be scored. Then, these criteria can be used to classify people in the expression of interest bank. People can thus be invited, in particular on the basis of their score.

Consult the document Score associated with the criteria (PDF 171 Kb) (in French). Each is determined in the decision currently in force.

Self-assessment

You can use the self-assessment tool This hyperlink will open in a new window. (available in French only) to estimate the score you might obtain when submitting an expression of interest. This means you can assess your chances of receiving an invitation to submit an application for permanent selection.

The score you obtain through the self-assessment tool is provided for information purposes only. It allows you to assess your chances of receiving an invitation based on the information submitted and does not in any way constitute a guarantee.

Invitation exercises

The decisions to invite persons to submit an application for permanent selection made on the basis of invitation criteria are public under section 45 of the Québec Immigration Act.

Here are the invitations in 2022:

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 351 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: June 28, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting on of the following group of criteria:

  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
    • 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
    • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
    • 2173 Software engineers and designers
    • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • 2175 Web designers and developers
    • 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2281 Computer network technicians
    • 2282 User support technicians
    • 2283 Information systems testing technicians
    • 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
    • 5223 Graphic arts technicians
    • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • they had a score (PDF 290 Kb) equal to or greater than 624 points.

or:

  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):

    • 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

  • they had a score (PDF 290 Kb) equal to or greater than 575 points.

or:

  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • they had a score (PDF 290 Kb) equal to or greater than 580 points.

or:

  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • they had a score (PDF 290 Kb) equal to or greater than 551 points.

or:

  • they had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 30 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: May 2, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting the following criterion:

  • they had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 33 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: April 3, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting the following criterion:

  • they had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 506 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: March 7, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting the following criterion:

  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
    • 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
    • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
    • 2173 Software engineers and designers
    • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • 2175 Web designers and developers
    • 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2281 Computer network technicians
    • 2282 User support technicians
    • 2283 Information systems testing technicians
    • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
    • 3233 Licensed practical nurses
    • 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
    • 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
    • 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
    • 5223 Graphic arts technicians
    • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • they had a score This hyperlink will open in a new window. equal to or greater than 577 points.

These invitations were also addressed to the persons meeting the following criterion:

  • they had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 306 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: February 22, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting the following criterion:

  • they had a score This hyperlink will open in a new window. equal to or greater than 630 points; or
  • they had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 523 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: February 7, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting one of the following criteria:

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting the following criteria

  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
    • 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
    • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
    • 2173 Software engineers and designers
    • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • 2175 Web designers and developers
    • 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2281 Computer network technicians
    • 2282 User support technicians
    • 2283 Information systems testing technicians
    • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
    • 3233 Licensed practical nurses
    • 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
    • 4031 Secondary school teachers
    • 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
    • 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
    • 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
    • 5223 Graphic arts technicians
    • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
    • 6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
  • they had a score This hyperlink will open in a new window. equal to or higher than equal to or higher than 592 points.

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 321 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: January 25, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting the following criterion:

  • they had a score This hyperlink will open in a new window. equal to or greater than 647 points; or
  • they had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 512 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: January 9, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.

These invitations were addressed to the persons meeting the following criterion:

  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
    • 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
    • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
    • 2173 Software engineers and designers
    • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • 2175 Web designers and developers
    • 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2281 Computer network technicians
    • 2282 User support technicians
    • 2283 Information systems testing technicians
    • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
    • 3233 Licensed practical nurses
    • 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
    • 4031 Secondary school teachers
    • 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
    • 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
    • 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
    • 5223 Graphic arts technicians
    • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
    • 6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
  • they had a score This hyperlink will open in a new window. equal to or higher than equal to or higher than 602 points.

Since January 1, 2021, in addition to the invitations indicated in the above table, the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration also invited 5 persons to submit an application for permanent selection, in accordance with Section 26 of the Québec Immigration Regulation (CQLR, chapter I-0.2.1, r. 3) and section 47 of the Québec Immigration Act (CQLR, chapter I-0.2.1).

Previous invitations

  • Invitations in Arrima – 2021
  • Invitations in Arrima – 2020
  • Invitations in Arrima – 2019

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