Every month, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIFI) invites candidates through Quebec’s online system Arrima. Invited candidates can apply for permanent selection in order to obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) within 6 months. This year, the province invited 1,562 candidates through the Arrima. In all rounds of invitations Quebec targeted candidates with skills and experience in 17 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers
NOC 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
NOC 2141 Industrial and manufacturing 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 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 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