Alberta Express Entry Draw Targets Tourism and Hospitality Sector

Alberta Express Entry Draw Targets Tourism and Hospitality Sector
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Alberta has issued 442 invitations in two new draws through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

A September 12 draw featured 300 invitations for tourism and hospitality candidates with a job offer in the province. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System score was 383 points.

On September 14, 142 invitations were issued to candidates with a family connection and in a primary occupation in demand, with a lowest CRS of 301.

Alberta has an allocation of 9,750 provincial nominations for 2023, up from 6,500 in 2022.

The province has issued 7,752 nominations so far this year.

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Alberta Express Entry 2023 Draws

Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS
14-Sep-23 142 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 301
12-Sep-23 300 Priority sector – Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 383

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High Number of Applications

Alberta says a high number of AAIP applications have been received in the following occupations, meaning they may take longer to process:

  • 62020 – Food service supervisors
  • 63200 – Cooks
  • 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 13110 – Administrative assistants
  • 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 65201 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  • 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • 13100 – Administrative officers
  • 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 60020 – Retail and wholesale trade managers

What are the Requirements for Alberta Express Entry?

In order to be eligible to receive a notification of interest, candidates must:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
  • Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points.

Factors that may improve a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:

  • A job offer from an Albertan employer and/or work experience in Alberta.
  • Having graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Having a relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child and/or sibling.

Factors that decrease a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:

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