Alberta Express Entry Draws: Province Targets Tourism and Hospitality Sector For Canada Immigration

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Alberta Express Entry Draw Features Minimum CRS Score Of 302
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Alberta has issued 292 invitations intwo new draws through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta AdvantageImmigration Program.

TheJuly draws sawinvitations issued in two different categories.

On July 11,150 invitations were issued to candidates in tourism and hospitality occupations with a job offer. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System scorewas 300.

The second batch of 142 invitations went to candidates with a family connection and a primary occupation in demand on July 13. The minimum CRS was again 300.


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Alberta Express Entry 2023Draws

Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS
13-Jul-23 142 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 302
11-Jul-23 150 Priority sector – Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 435
04-Jul-23 12 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-1200 354
29-Jun-23 65 Priority sector – Construction occupation and French as first language, CRS score 300-500 316
22-Jun-23 125 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 306
21-Jun-23 19 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-1200 318
20-Jun-23 68 Priority sector – Construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 301
08-Jun-23 150 Priority sector – Agriculture occupation and French as a first language, CRS score 300-500 382
01-Jun-23 117 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 304
30-May-23 20 Priority sector – Agriculture occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-600 342
23-May-23 5 Designated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-1200 401
11-May-23 119 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 311
09-May-23 175 Priority sector – Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-600 444
09-May-23 8 Designated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 307
25-Apr-23 8 Designated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 316
24-Apr-23 124 Priority sector – construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 301
20-Apr-23 152 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 302
18-Apr-23 68 Sector priority – Agriculture occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-700 307
05-Apr-23 53 Designated Healthcare Pathway, Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-600 351
30-Mar-23 150 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 372
09-Mar-23 134 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 301
16-Feb-23 100 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 357
23-Jan-23 154 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 385
19-Jan-23 46 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 324

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

The province has issued 6,003 nominations so far this year.

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
  • 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 63200 – Cooks
  • 13110 – Administrative assistants
  • 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • 21222 – Information systems specialists
  • 60020 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • 65201 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  • 21231 – Software engineers and designers

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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