The province of Quebec has introduced a new points system through which it will rank immigration candidates in the Arrima EOI pool.
There are 1,320 points for Quebec’s expression of interest profile. Out of 1,320 points, 580 are for human capital factors and 740 for other factors depending on labor market needs.
Human Capital Factors
Candidates get points based on their age, education, work experience, language ability, and bilingual ability.
The province has allocated 580 points for these human capital factors. So, the province gives scores to candidates out of 580 points.
Labor Market Factors
The province has fixed 740 points for factors such as work experience in Canada, an academic qualification in Quebec, employment opportunities in the Greater Montreal area and outside, work experience in a labor shortage field. If candidates have job offers outside the Greater Montreal Area, they can be eligible to get up to 380 points, while job offers in Montreal will give you 180 points only.
Applicants can also get additional points for the spouse or common-law partner.
Quebec will soon hold a new Arrima draw and the province will invite immigration candidates using the updated EOI scoring system.
The Ministry of Immigration, Francization, and Integration (MIFI) believes that the new scoring system will promote a better balance between immigration and the province’s labor market needs.
Further, through the new rating system, the province will classify applicants as per their specific profile and occupation background.
Soon the province will start conducting Arrima draws based on the new rating system. Candidates can apply for permanent selection if they receive an invitation from Quebec. The province will invite the highest-ranked candidates and if two applicants have the same score, the one who submitted the EOI profile first will be ranked higher. The province will issue Quebec Selection Certificates to immigration candidates within six months of receiving their complete applications.