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Invitation to submit a permanent selection application through the Regular Skilled Worker Program

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 into French 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 inaccurate information in your declaration of interest, your invitation may be cancelled, or your application for permanent selection may be refused or rejected.

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 309 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 in 2024

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.

From now on, only those who declare having a knowledge of spoken French corresponding to level 7 or higher on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français (PDF 4.94 Mb) (Québec scale of French proficiency) in their declaration of interest may be invited to submit an application for permanent selection.

Here are the invitations in 2024:

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 1357 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: March 18, 2024 at 6:25 a.m.

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

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

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 1136 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: March 4, 2024 at 5:25 a.m.

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

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

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 1007 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: February 19, 2024 at 5:25 a.m.

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

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

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 1034 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: February 5, 2024 at 5:25 a.m.

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

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

Number of invitations: the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration invited 1007 persons to apply for permanent selection.

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: January 4, 2024 at 5:25 a.m.

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

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

Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: January 22, 2024 at 5:25 a.m.

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

  • They had a level 7 oral proficiency (or higher) in French according to the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français (PDF 4.94 Mb) (Québec scale of French proficiency levels for adult immigrants) or its equivalent;
  • their occupation appears in the following list of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • 0213   Computer and information systems managers
    • 2131   Civil engineers
    • 2132   Mechanical engineers
    • 2133   Electrical and electronics engineers
    • 2141   Industrial and manufacturing engineers
    • 2143   Mining engineers
    • 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
    • 2231   Civil engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2232   Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2233   Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
    • 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
    • 5223   Graphic arts technicians
    • 5225   Audio and video recording technicians
    • 5241   Graphic designers and illustrators
  • they had a score (PDF 309 Kb) equal to or greater than 615 points.

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

Since January 1, 2024, in addition to the invitations indicated in the above table, the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration also invited 10 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 – 2022
  • Invitations in Arrima – 2021
  • Invitations in Arrima – 2020
  • Invitations in Arrima – 2019

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