The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program has reached its 2022 federal government limit for Canada immigration nominations.
The province hit its federal government target of 6,500 nominations in late December. It will now begin issuing nominations against its 2023 allocation.
The province conducts regular draws through its Express Entry-linked stream, although it has not done so since July 2022.
Important requirements for the stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
Alberta placed a self-imposed limit on its PNP nominations for 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic. It meant to province issued only 4,000 nominations, despite a federal government allocation of 6,250.
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Alberta Express Entry 2022 Draws
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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
- 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
- 63200 – Cooks
- 13110 – Administrative assistants
- 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
- 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants
- 13100 – Administrative officers
- 73300 – Transport truck drivers
- 21231 – Software engineers and designers
- 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 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 notification of interest:
- The Express Entry profile expires within the next 3 months
- You work in an ineligible occupation