Quebec immigration has announced details of a new draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system, issuing 1,034 Canada immigration invitations to apply.

The February 8 draw targeted two different groups of candidates, with February 5 listed as the date of extraction from the Arrima bank.

In the first group, candidates needed a French language speaking ability of level 7 or higher on the Quebec proficiency scale and to have scored at least 613 on the Quebec Expression of Interest points system.

In the second group, candidates also needed a French language speaking ability of level 7 or higher on the Quebec proficiency scale and a job offer outside the Montreal metropolitan area.

There was no minimum score for these candidates.

Quebec Expression Of Interest Draw

Date of invitations

Invites Issued

Minimum Score

Date of extraction from Arrima bank




February 5, 2024 at 5.25am


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How Does Quebec Expression of Interest Work?

  1. Candidates submit an online expression of interest profile via Arrima.
  2. Profiles enter into an Expression of Interest pool, where they are ranked against each other using a points system and are valid for 12 months.
  3. The highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for a Quebec Certificate of Selection under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program via periodic draws.
  4. Candidates receiving an invitation have 60 days to submit a full application.
  5. Approved candidates who receive a nomination certificate (CSQ) may then apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent residence.

Quebec Expression of Interest Points System

The Quebec Expression of Interest points system is used to rank profiles submitted via Arrima to the Expression of Interest bank, with the highest-ranked profiles invited to apply for Quebec immigration under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

Candidates and their spouse or common-law partner can score up to 1,320 points based on human capital and Quebec labour market factors.

What Are the Requirements for Quebec Expression of Interest?

The Quebec Expression of Interest points system involves points in two categories, with some including points for the spouse of common law partner of the principal candidate.

  • Human capital factors:
    • French language ability.
    • French and English combined.
    • Age.
    • Work experience.
    • Education.
  • Quebec labour market factors:
    • Work experience in a field with a labour shortage.
    • Qualifications in one of Quebec’s areas of training.
    • Level of Quebec education.
    • Professional experience in Quebec.
    • Professional experience in the rest of Canada.
    • Job offer inside or outside Greater Montreal.

Quebec publishes lists of High Demand Occupations and Areas of Training that weigh considerably in the assessment.

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