Alberta Conducts Two Express Entry Draws In November

Alberta Conducts Two Express Entry Draws In November

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 14 Dec, 2023 | 04:18 AM]
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The Alberta Advantage Immigrant Program (AAIP), frequently searches IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates that meet the criteria of one of Alberta PNP’s streams.

The results of Alberta Express Entry draws conducted in November are out. Information on Alberta draws conducted is typically posted approximately one month after the date of the draw.

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The Alberta Express Entry latest draws held in November saw Notification of Interest (NOIs) being issued to 27 candidates across two invitation rounds. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 305 - to be eligible for an ITA.

Date of Draw Number of NOIs sent Draw Parameters Minimum CRS Score
November 21 11 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 345
November 09 16 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 305

If you have received an NOI letter from Alberta, you must now send a copy of the letter - along with additional information to the Alberta Advantage Immigrant Program (AAIP) by email within 2 weeks of receiving the letter.

Dedicated Healthcare Pathway Eligibility

Updated in October 2023, AAIP will use about 2% of its Express Entry allocations in 2023 towards category-based selections of persons:

  • Whose primary occupation is in an eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) code
  • Have a valid, verifiable job offer from an Alberta employer in the health sector in an eligible health-care profession
  • Provide verifiable proof of meeting the minimal requirements prescribed by the applicable regulatory organization to be able to practice the eligible healthcare profession in Alberta

Alberta Express Entry Draws

Alberta Express Entry Draws are a way for the province of Alberta in Canada to select candidates for immigration through the Express Entry system. The Express Entry system is a points-based system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.

Alberta Express Entry Draws are conducted regularly to invite candidates who have shown interest in settling in the province. These draws focus on individuals with skills and qualifications that are in demand in Alberta's labour market. The process involves assigning points to candidates based on factors like education, work experience, language proficiency, and other criteria. To be eligible you must have either:

  • Experience in an in-demand occupation and an immediate family connection in Alberta
  • A job offer from an Alberta employer in the healthcare sector and are licensed to practice in one of the eligible healthcare professions under the Designated Healthcare Pathway
  • A job offer for an eligible tech occupation from an Alberta employer in an eligible tech industry under the Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Experience needed to help support labour needs in key sectors, including agriculture, construction and tourism and hospitality

Candidates who score above a certain point threshold in the draw are invited to apply for permanent residence in Alberta.

Alberta PNP Points Calculator

One of the advantages of the Alberta Express Entry system is its ability to address specific labour market needs within the province. By inviting individuals with skills that align with Alberta's economic requirements, the province aims to enhance its workforce and contribute to economic growth.

Applicants interested in the Alberta Express Entry Draws should keep a close eye on the eligibility criteria and point thresholds, as these may change with each draw. It's an exciting opportunity for skilled individuals to not only make Alberta their new home but also to contribute to the vibrant and dynamic communities that define the province.

Source: alberta.ca



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