New Alberta Express Entry Draw Targets 350 Candidates With Lowest CRS Score Of 325

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New Alberta Express Entry Draw Targets 350 Candidates With Lowest CRS Score Of 325
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Canada immigration news: Alberta has issued 350 invitations in a new draw through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

The March 22 draw saw 350 candidates invited, with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 325, 7 higher than the previous draw.

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 2022 Draws

Draw Date

NOI Letters Sent

CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate

22-Mar-22

350

325

08-Mar-22

350

318

01-Feb-22

400

340

18-Jan-22

350

346

05-Jan-22

250

327

Source: www.alberta.ca


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Alberta reached its federal government nomination limit of 6,250 in 2021. The allocation for 2022 is currently not known.

The province also has 600 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 700 expression of interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool.

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:

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