Last Updated On 26 June 2023, 11:23 AM EDT (Toronto Time)
On March 28, 2023 the Alberta PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) officially known as
AAIP (Alberta Advantage Immigration Program) shared stream-wise allocation and Express Entry selection criteria for 2023.
Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) establishes the maximum number of nomination certificates that the
AAIP may issue.
In 2023, the AAIP will be able to award 9,750 nomination certificates, divided between Express Entry and non-Express Entry paths.
Furthermore, this allocation is officially projected to increase to more than 10,000 nomination in 2024 and 2025.
Stream Expression of Interest (EOI) scoring (estimated) – from when EOI is submitted to scoring completed Business Application decision (estimated) – from when a complete business application is received until a support letter is issued Final report and nomination (estimated) – from when final report is submitted until a final nomination decision is issued Graduate Entrepreneur Stream 1 month 5 months 4 months Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream 1 month 5 months 4 months Rural Entrepreneur Stream 1 month 5 months 4 months
AAIP Stream Processing time (estimated average) – from when a complete application is submitted until a final decision is issued Farm Stream 4 months
AAIP has already issued 1,711 nomination certificates. Below is the official summary of nomination allocation this year. Non-Express Entry Streams – 4,875 nominations
Stream Nomination Allocation Family Connection and Occupation in Demand 1,219 Accelerated Tech Pathway 1,219 Sector Priorities (that is, health care, construction, agriculture, hospitality and tourism) 2,437
analyses available applicants in the AAIP federal Express Entry pool on a regular basis. The AAIP chooses applicants directly from the pool based on available profile information.
Following this an invitation is sent to the selected
Express Entry profiles to submit a completed application to the AAIP.
Express Entry profiles with eligible Tech Occupations can fill out Accelerated Tech Pathway form to be considered for the upcoming draws.
The below listed criteria will be used by the
Alberta Express Entry Stream draws for 2023:
25% of nominations will go to Express Entry profiles in high-demand occupations/NOCs who have a close familial connection (parent, child, brother or sister) in Alberta.
50% of nominations will be provided to people with a primary vocation in the health care, construction, agricultural, hospitality and tourist sectors, with priority given to those having an Alberta job offer.
25% AAIP nominations are reserved for the
Accelerated Tech Pathway.
Date of draw Number of Invitations Draw Criteria Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score March 9, 2023 134 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 301 February 16, 2023 100 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 357 January 23, 2023 154 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 385 January 19, 2023 46 Family connection and primary occupation in demand, CRS score 300-500 324 AAIP Express Entry Draws 2022