Quebec Expression of Interest Points System

Quebec Expression of Interest Points System

Applicants who submit an EOI to the Arrima portal get an EOI score as per the Quebec Expression of Interest Points System. This helps the province to classify applicants for permanent selection in periodic Quebec Arrima draws.

 

Besides, your EOI profile is ranked as per the following points system:

Human Capital Factors

As per this factor, one can claim a total of  580 points.

French language skill level

Under this sub-factor applicants get points as per their French language skill level. The points are awarded in relation to the Quebec Scale of Proficiency in French for Adult Immigrants or its equal.

Listening Module

Level Main Applicant Spouse or common-law partner
1 to 4 0 0
5 or 6 32 9
7 or 8 53 15
9 or 10 63 18
11 or 12 70 20

Speaking Module

Level Main Applicant Spouse or common-law partner
1 to 4 0 0
5 or 6 32 9
7 or 8 53 15
9 or 10 63 18
11 or 12 70 20

Reading Module

Level Main Applicant
1 to 4 0
5 or 6 9
7 or 8 15
9 or 10 18
11 or 12 20

Writing Module

Level Main Applicant
1 to 4 0
5 or 6 9
7 or 8 15
9 or 10 18
11 or 12 20

English and French language skill level

As per this factor, one gets points as per the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and Quebec Scale of Proficiency in French for Adult Immigrants, or its equal.

French ability English ability Points
1 to 4 1 to 12 0
5 to 8 5 to 8 25
5 to 8 9 to 12 50
9 or 10 5 to 8 50
9 or 10 9 to 12 67
11 or 12 5 to 8 67
11 or 12 9 to 12 80

Age

Age Main applicant points Spouse or common-law partner points
18 to 30 130 110
31 118 100
32 112 95
33 107 91
34 100 85
35 95 80
36 85 72
37 78 66
38 72 61
39 65 55
40 59 50
41 46 39
42 33 28
43 20 17
44 7 6
45 or older 0 0

Work Experience

Under this factor, one must have work experience within 5 years before submission of an EOI to the Arrima portal. This work experience must come under qualifying NOC and can have been gained on an internship, can be paid or unpaid, as an apprentice, while training, or for a specialisation that resulted in the completion of a diploma.

Duration of Work Experience Points
Less than 11 months 0
12 to 23 months 30
24 to 35 months 50
36 to 47 months 80
48 months or more 100

Level of Education

At the time of submitting the EOI, the applicant must have a diploma. Also, must have a minimum study hour of 900 for both a post-secondary diploma from Quebec and a professional high school diploma. However, if an applicant has multiple diplomas, the highest-scoring diploma will be valid for grading under this factor of the Quebec Expression of Interest Points System.

Education Factors Solo Applicant (No spouse or common-law partner Main applicant with a spouse or common-law partner
High school diploma 18 12
1 year or more High school diploma (full-time) 54 42
2 years or more Post-secondary diploma (full-time) 36 28
1 or 2 years Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 63 49
3 years of Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 81 63
1 year Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 45 35
2 years Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 72 56
3 years or more Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 83 65
1 or more years Master’s degree (full-time) 86 68
PhD 90 70

Quebec Labour Market Terms

As per this factor, one can claim a total of 740 points.

Work experience in relation to a field with a labour shortage

As per this factor, work experience must have been gained prior to applying to the Arrima portal. Also, the work experience must come under the qualifying NOC. Besides, it must have been gained within 5 years but prior to submission of EOI to the Arrima portal.

Work experience Points
No labour shortage or not assessed Less than 12 months 0
12 months or more 30
Less labour shortage Less than 12 months 0
12 to 23 months 60
24 to 35 months 70
36 months or more 90
Labour shortage high Less than 12 months 0
12 to 23 months 70
24 to 35 months 90
36 months or more 100

Area of training

Area of training Max Points
E 0
D 12
C 30
B 48
A 60

(Diploma) Education in Quebec 

Applicant as per this factor of the Quebec Expression of Interest Points System the applicant must have a Quebec diploma. Besides, for both a vocational secondary school diploma and a technical post-secondary school diploma the applicant must have completed 900 hours of study to get the same. However, if the applicant has more than one diploma then the one with the highest shall be valid.

Level of Education Spouse or common-law partner
High school diploma 10
1 year or more High school diploma (full-time) studies 30
2 years or more Post-secondary diploma (full-time) 20
1 or 2 years Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 35
3 years of Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 45
1 year Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 25
2 years Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 40
3 years or more Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 46
1 or more years Master’s degree (full-time) 48
PhD 50

Quebec work experience

Work Experience Points
Less than 6 months 0
6 to 11 months 20
12 to 23 months 60
24 to 35 months 70
36 to 47 months 80
48 months or more 100

Work experience in the rest of Canada

Period of work experience Points
Less than 6 months 0
6 to 11 months 8
12 to 23 months 15
24 to 35 months 20
36 to 47 months 25
48 months or more 30

Job Offer

Job offer location Points
Outside Montreal metropolitan area 380
Inside Montreal metropolitan area 180

Spouse or Common-law partner education

Under the Quebec Expressions of Interest Points System, one can get up to a maximum of 20 points for this factor. The details of the same are as the following:

Level of Education

Education Level Spouse or common-law partner
High school diploma 1
1 year or more High school diploma (full-time) studies 6
2 years or more Post-secondary diploma (full-time) 4
1 or 2 years Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 7
3 years of Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 9
1 year Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 5
2 years Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 8
3 years or more Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 10
1 or more years Master’s degree (full-time) 10
PhD 10

(Diploma) Education in Quebec

Level of Education Spouse or common-law partner
High school diploma 1
1 year or more High school diploma (full-time) studies 6
2 years or more Post-secondary diploma (full-time) 4
1 or 2 years Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 7
3 years of Post-secondary technical diploma (full-time) 9
1 year Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 5
2 years Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 8
3 years or more Bachelor’s degree (full-time) 10
1 or more years Master’s degree (full-time) 10
PhD 10