Alberta Targets Healthcare Workers With 33 Canada Immigration Invitations

Alberta Targets Healthcare Workers With 33 Canada Immigration Invitations
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Alberta has issued 33 invitations in a new draw targeting healthcare workers through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

The February 20 draw targeted medical workers with an Alberta job offer and had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 311.

Alberta reached its allocation of 9,750 provincial nominations for 2023. It is yet to received its allocation for 2024, although it is expected to be more than 10,000.

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Alberta Express Entry Draws

Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS
20-Feb-24 33 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 311

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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
  • 65201 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  • 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • 13100 – Administrative officers
  • 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistant
  • 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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Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer and founder of featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is also founding director of the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center (CCIRC) Inc. He served as an Associate Editor of ‘Immigration Law Reporter’, the pre-eminent immigration law publication in Canada. He previously served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec and National Immigration Law Sections and is currently a member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Colin has twice appeared as an expert witness before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is frequently recognized as a recommended authority at national conferences sponsored by government and non-government organizations on matters affecting Canada’s immigration and human resource industries. Since 2009, Colin has been a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the profession, and became a lifetime member in 2018.