Alberta conducts three Express Entry draws in February

Alberta conducts three Express Entry draws in February

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 21 Mar, 2024 | 05:44 PM]
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Alberta conducts 3-4 Express Entry draws each month - but the information on the draws held is typically posted at one week later. The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) frequently searches the federal Express Entry pool to select candidates to apply for permanent residency.

In February, Alberta conducted three Express Entry draws that invited a total of 157 candidates for permanent residency. Invited candidates had work experience in in-demand occupations in Alberta including Healthcare and Construction.

Date of Draw No. of Invitations
Draw Parameters
Minimum CRS score
February 20 33 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 311
February 06 44 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 302
February 01 80 Priority sector - Construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 382

If you have been invited in these draws, you must send a copy of your invitation letter - along with the requested information to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) within 2 weeks of receiving the invitation.

If you did not receive an invitation in this round - do not withdraw your application or create a new one. Your profile is valid for 12 months in the AAIP pool of candidates. You may be invited in the next Alberta Express Entry draw.

Alberta PNP Draw List

In 2024, Alberta will invite candidates from in-demand industries including:

  • Family connection and primary occupation in demand
  • Dedicated Healthcare Pathway
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Priority sectors - Agriculture, Construction, Tourism and Hospitality

Who is eligible for an invitation in an AAIP draw?

You may be eligible for an invitation under Alberta’s Express Entry stream if:

  • You have an active Express Entry profile.
  • You meet the eligibility criteria of one of the Express Entry managed streams: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
  • Your primary occupation is mentioned on the Alberta Occupation In-demand List.
  • You have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300. 
  • You can demonstrate intent to work and live in Alberta.

New Streams Launched for Alberta

On February 13, 2024, Alberta announced the launch of a new immigration stream under AAIP.

The Tourism and Hospitality stream has been established for candidates with a full-time job offer from an approved employer in Alberta. This new stream will help address labour gaps and challenges in the province’s Tourism and Hospitality industry. Applications under this new stream will be accepted from March 1, 2024 - but for a limited number of applications.

The AAIP will prioritise the processing of these applications.

Start your process today!

Stay tuned for more Canada Immigration News.

Source: alberta.ca



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