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Alberta immigration has issued its 6,000th nomination of 2019, reaching its federal government nomination limit.

As of December 6, 2019, no further nominations will be issued through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program until January.

The province says it will continue to process applications, with 1,750 in the queue, without issuing certificates.

The nomination limit is set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Meanwhile, the province also conducted a new draw through the Alberta Express Entry stream on December 6.


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The draw saw 132 Notification of Interest letters sent to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 400.

Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry 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.

For full details of the requirements for Alberta Express Entry, please see below.

Alberta has now conducted 29 draws tapping the federal Express Entry pool during 2019.

Alberta Express Entry 2019 Notification of Interest Draws

Draw Date NOI Letters Sent CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate
06-Dec-19 132 400
06-Nov-19 148 400
30-Oct-19 29 350
24-Oct-19 372 300
09-Oct-19 115 350
25-Sep-19 374 400
18-Sep-19 139 350
11-Sep-19 339 302
28-Aug-19 294 400
15-Aug-19 121 400
07-Aug-19 35 352
24-July-19 220 303
17-July-19 251 400
05-July-19 180 425
21-June-19 262 300
15-May-19 197 301
02-May-19 119 400
24-Apr-19 133 400
15-Apr-19 179 400
09-Apr-19 172 300
02-Apr-19 356 400
26-Mar-19 370 400
19-Mar-19 271 400
15-Mar-19 106 300
12-Mar-19 462 400
05-Mar-19 473 400
22-Feb-19 130 302
01-Feb-19 168 301
25-Jan-19 81 301
10-Jan-19 337 300

Source: www.alberta.ca


Regular draws are conducted under the Alberta Express Entry stream, selecting candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and inviting them to apply to the AINP.


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:

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