Quebec held its first round of invitations on January 13. It issued 512 invitations to candidates in the latest draw. Invited candidates needed to have profiles in the Arrima pool with scores of at least 602 points.
The Quebec Government invited the candidates to apply under Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Following is the list of 21 targeted occupations provided by the province:
|National Occupational Classification [NOC] Code
|Computer and information systems managers
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
|Information systems analysts and consultants
|Database analysts and data administrators
|Software engineers and designers
|Computer programmers and interactive media developers
|Web designers and developers
|Civil engineering technologists and technicians
|Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
|Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
|Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
|Computer network technicians
|User support technicians
|Information systems testing technicians
|Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
|Licensed practical nurses
|Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
|Secondary school teachers
|Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
|Early childhood educators and assistants
|Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations
|Graphic arts technicians
|Graphic designers and illustrators
|Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program
Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program is a permanent immigration program for skilled workers in Quebec.
The candidates who wish to immigrate through this program must first declare their interest in immigrating to Quebec by filing an Expression Of Interest (EI) form through an online portal. The MIFI regularly selects people from the pool of candidates and invites them to apply for permanent selection.
Invited candidates have a maximum of 60 days to submit their applications and pay processing fees.
After that, the successful applications will get a CSQ, Certificat de sélection du Québec, or Quebec Selection Certificate. They can then use this document to apply for permanent residence to the Canadian Federal Government.
The candidate must obtain sufficient points based on the Quebec Immigration selection grid.
The grid is composed of nine factors:
- work experience;
- knowledge of French and English;
- stay and family in Quebec;
- validated job offer;
- spouse’s characteristics;
- presence of children;
- ability to be financially independent.
The province has also released its immigration admission targets for the year 2022. It will invite candidates through its economic immigration programs such as Quebec Skilled Worker Program, QSWP, and the Québec experience program, PEQ.
More than 70,000 foreign nationals will be admitted to the province next year. It will target around 49,500 to 52,500 immigrants across all the categories and an additional 18000 to meet the unfulfilled targets of 2020.
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