Alberta Invites 850 Express Entry Candidates In Two New Draws

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Alberta Invites 850 Express Entry Candidates In Two New Draws
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Canada immigration news: Two new Express Entry draws for Alberta immigration saw the province issue invitations to a combined 850 candidates.

In a draw dated August 23, 450 Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program candidates were invited, with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300.

A further draw dated August 30 saw 400 invitations issued and a minimum CRS of 301….

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.


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Alberta Express Entry 2021 Draws

Draw Date NOI Letters Sent CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate
30-Aug-21 400 301
23-Aug-21 450 300
10-Aug-21 396 300
27-Jul-21 148 300
14-Jul-21 181 301
29-Jun-21 148 302
16-Jun-21 184 300
05-Jun-21 191 300
18-May-21 250 301
05-May-21 250 300
20-Apr-21 200 301
06-Apr-21 200 302
26-Mar-21 300 301
02-Mar-21 200 301
16-Feb-21 159 352
10-Feb-21 200 301
28-Jan-21 100 360
08-Jan-21 50 406

Source: www.alberta.ca


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While federal government nomination limits for 2021 are not yet available, Alberta has 1,200 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 225 expression of interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool.

High Number of Applications

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

  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 1221 – Administrative officers

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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