Alberta Targets Agriculture Sector In New Express Entry Draw

Alberta Targets Agriculture Sector In New Express Entry Draw
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Alberta has issued 33 invitations to agriculture sector candidates with job offers in a new draw through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

The October 3 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 313 points.

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

The province has issued 7,968 nominations so far this year.

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Alberta Express Entry Draws

Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS
03-Oct-23 33 Priority sector – Agriculture occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500 313

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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
  • 13100 – Administrative officers
  • 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • 60020 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants

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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