Invitations to Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program soaring as year draws to a close

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New Alberta Express Entry Draw Targets 293 Candidates With Minimum Score of 300
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Alberta immigration is sending out an increasing number of applications under its provincial nominee program as the year progresses, hitting a high for 2021 of 1,335 invitations to candidates in September.

After its biggest-ever Express Entry draw in the first week of September, Alberta immigration issued invitations to 835 candidates in two draws in the following two weeks of the month.

In an Express Entry draw on Sept. 14, the provincial immigration authority issued invitations to 385 candidates for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300.


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Alberta immigration then issued another 450 invitations with the same minimum CRS score the next week, on Sept. 21.

That brings the total number of invitations to candidates under that program in Alberta to a whopping 1,335 in September, or more than 7.1 per cent more than the 1,246 invitations issued in August and roughly three times as many as the 329 invitations issued in July. 

Since the start of this year, the number of invitations to candidates under the AINP has steadily climbed from a low of 150 in February to 1,335 in September.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program invitations are on the upswing

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.

Invitations to Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program soaring as year draws to a close

Alberta Express Entry 2021 Draws

Draw Date

NOI Letters Sent

CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate

07-Sep-21

500

300

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

High Number of Applications Means Processing May Take Longer

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
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 1221 – Administrative officers
  • 9462 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
  • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • 0631 – Restaurant and food service 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 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:

  • The Express Entry profile expires within the next three months
  • Working in an ineligible occupation 
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