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Alberta PNP – New Updated Numbers As Of January 17, 2023

Last Updated On 21 March 2023, 2:43 PM EDT (Toronto Time)


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 StreamNumber of applications in the queue (approximate)The AAIP is assessing applications received before (approximate)
Alberta Opportunity StreamApproximately 1152November 3, 2022
Applications received after this date have not yet been assigned to an officer for assessment.
Alberta Express Entry StreamApproximately 276These 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 StreamNot 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.

DateNumber of InvitesCRS Cut Off Score
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

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.

Additional factors decide whether you will receive an invitation or not.

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.

  1. 62020 – Food service supervisors
  2. 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
  3. 63200 – Cooks
  4. 13110 – Administrative assistants
  5. 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  6. 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  7. 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  8. 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  9. 13100 – Administrative officers
  10. 21222 – Information systems specialists

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