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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada continues to hold a PNP draw for the last month of 2021.


New Arrima draw in Quebec results in 326 invitations issued 

This week the immigration ministry in Quebec has released the details from the December 9 Arrima draw 

An Arrima draw was held on December 9, 2021, and the details of the draw have just been released. 

The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) selected a total of 326 immigration candidates from the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP). 

In order to qualify for the draw, candidates needed to have a valid profile in the Arrima pool and meet a minimum provincial score of 633 points. 

This draw specifically targeted candidates who have a valid job offer in towns and cities outside of the Montreal Metropolitan area and who work in occupations that are deemed by the province, to be very high in-demand: 

  • NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 2131 Civil engineers
  • NOC 2132 Mechanical engineers
  • NOC 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
  • NOC 2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
  • NOC 2143 Mining engineers
  • NOC 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • NOC 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  • NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • NOC 2175 Web designers and developers
  • NOC 2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2281 Computer network technicians
  • NOC 2282 User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3233 Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4031 Secondary school teachers
  • NOC 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • NOC 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
  • NOC 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  • NOC 5223 Graphic arts technicians
  • NOC 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • NOC 6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

Selected candidates can now apply for permanent selection by Quebec. 

This is the 13th draw to be held by the province, the total number of invitations issued through these draws stand at 3,564. 

Originally, Quebec’s 2021 goal was to welcome over 47,000 new immigrants to the province, as outlined in the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Since this goal was not met for 2021, it will be interesting to see whether 2022 will see a higher influx of newcomers.

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