On January 17, 2023 – Alberta PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) officially known as Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) updated the information and numbers on their official website.
There was no Alberta Express Entry draw for 4 months after July 2022. This was because Alberta issued all the 6,500 nomination certificates allocated by IRCC for 2022.
However, AAIP updated that they held one draw on December 8, 2022 inviting 129 Express Entry profiles having CRS cut off score 305 and above.
|AAIP Stream||Number of applications in the queue (approximate)||The AAIP is assessing applications received before (approximate)|
|Alberta Opportunity Stream||Approximately 1152||November 3, 2022|
Applications received after this date have not yet been assigned to an officer for assessment.
|Alberta Express Entry Stream||Approximately 276||These applications are treated as an Expression of Interest and are not reviewed based on date of submission. Accelerated Tech Pathway applications are priority processed.|
|Rural Renewal Stream||Not available due to low application volumes.||Not available due to low application volumes.|
Alberta Express Entry Stream Draws In 2022
AAIP invited 2,449 Express Entry profiles in 2022. Lowest CRS cut off score was in December 2022 draw at 305 and highest was at 473 in July 2022 draw.
Below are the details of all the Alberta Express Entry draws in 2022.
|Date||Number of Invites||CRS Cut Off Score|
|December 8, 2022||129||305|
|July 29, 2022||120||473|
|June 16, 2022||150||306|
|May 19, 2022||100||382|
|April 14, 2022||250||356|
|March 22, 2022||350||325|
|March 8, 2022||350||318|
|February 1, 2022||400||340|
|January 18, 2022||350||346|
|January 5, 2022||250||327|
Alberta PNP is one of the best option for express entry candidates having a low CRS score.
However, not all the Express Entry profiles having CRS score above the cut are invited by AAIP.
High Volume Alberta PNP Applications by occupation
The AAIP has a high amount of applications in the worker streams listed below. The applications with these occupations may take more time for processing.
- 62020 – Food service supervisors
- 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
- 63200 – Cooks
- 13110 – Administrative assistants
- 21231 – Software engineers and designers
- 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants
- 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
- 73300 – Transport truck drivers
- 13100 – Administrative officers
- 21222 – Information systems specialists