The latest Quebec Arrima draw invited 1,020 profiles for Permanent Residency (PR) on April 20, 2023.
This Arrima draw did not specifically target any NOC codes or occupations, as compared to the previous draw on March 30.
All Arrima profiles that met the following criteria received the invitations:
- had a Quebec scoring matrix score of 598 points or more; or
- had a valid job offer from Quebec employer from outside the Montreal Metropolitan Community (Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal).
All the eligible profiles in the Arrima pool as of April 17, 2023 at 6:30 a.m. meeting the above were considered for this round of invitations.
The cutoff score increased by 9 points as compared to a similar Quebec draw on March 2, 2023.
This year, Quebec has already issued 5,297 invitations to apply (ITAs) in 6 Arrima rounds of invitations.
Here is an overview of these draws along with a link to more information.
|Date||Number of Invitations||Cut off score||Notes|
|April 20, 2023||1,020||598||General draw|
|March 30, 2023||619||578||Targeted at 26 occupations|
|March 16, 2023||619||578||Targeted at 28 occupations|
|March 2, 2023||1,017||589||General Draw|
|February 16, 2023||1,011||583||Targeted at 26 occupations|
|February 9, 2023||1,011||619||General draw|
What is Quebec Arrima?
Similar to the federal Express Entry system, Quebec manages skilled worker applications using the free online platform known as Arrima.
Applicants eligible and interested for immigration to Quebec can build and submit their profile in the Arrima portal, to be considered in draws for the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Programme (QSWP or RSWP),
A candidate’s online profile is valid for one year after they submit it to the Arrima bank or pool.
According to a March 7 IRCC update, the processing period for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program is 20 months.
After receiving an invitation and submitting the required paperwork, candidates can submit an open work permit applications while they wait for the file to be processed.
To calculate your scores for the Quebec Arrima profile, go here.