Alberta Express Entry Draw 2023 Sent 200 New PR Invites

Alberta express entry draw 2023

Last Updated On 1 February 2023, 7:59 PM EST (Toronto Time)

Two Alberta PNP (AAIP) draws in January 2023 sent 200 invitations under Express Entry stream.

First Alberta PNP draw on January 19, 2023 invited only 46 Express Entry profiles having a CRS score for 324 and above.

Second Alberta PNP draw on January 23, 2023 invited 154 Express Entry profiles having a CRS score of 385.

With Express Entry system shifting more focus towards Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Alberta Express Entry stream is one of the best option.

However, not all the Express Entry profiles having a CRS cut off score declared in a draw are invited. Additional factors decide whether you will receive an invitation or not.

Alberta Express Entry Draw History

Date of drawNumber of InvitesCRS Cut Off
January 23, 2023154385
January 19, 202346324
December 8, 2022129305
July 29, 2022120473
June 16, 2022150306
May 19, 2022100382
April 14, 2022250356
March 22, 2022350325
March 8, 2022350318
February 1, 2022400340
January 18, 2022350346
January 5, 2022250327
AAIP StreamNumber of applications in the queue (approximate)The AAIP is assessing applications received before (approximate)
Alberta Opportunity StreamApproximately 1642November 14, 2022
Applications received after this date are not yet assigned for assessment to an officer
Alberta Express Entry StreamApproximately 342Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway applications are processed with priority. Rest of the applications are treated as an Expression of Interest (EOI) and are not reviewed based on submission date.

Usually, 50% of the PNP allocation is reserved for Alberta Express Entry Stream and there was no draw for 4 months after July 29, 2022 because PNP reached its quota for 2022.

However, last Alberta Express Entry draw of 2022 was declared in December which invited 129 Express Entry having CRS score of 305.

On January 18, 2023 Alberta announced that 25% of these PNP allocation by IRCC will be reserved for Express Entry profiles having a family connection in the province. πŸ‘‡

Alberta PNP Draw Additional Factors That Matter:

Being eligible for Alberta Express Entry stream does not mean that you will definitely get invitation in a draw.

Following additional factors play a role in whether you will receive a NOI or not:

  • Job offer or work experience from an Albertan employer
  • Graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution from Alberta
  • Having a parent, child, brother and/or sister who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta

Alberta PNP Draw Factors That Decrease Your Chance:

Occupations With High volume Of Submissions:

As per AAIP, applications in following NOCs may take longer to process:

  • 62020 – Food service supervisors
  • 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 63200 – Cooks
  • 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  • 13110 – Administrative assistants
  • 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 60030 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • 21222 β€“ Information systems specialists


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Kamal Deep Singh, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) licensed by CICC (formerly known as ICCRC) with member number R708618. He brings extensive knowledge of immigration law and new changes to rapidly evolving IRCC.