On March 22, 2022; Alberta PNP draw under Express Entry Stream sent 350 invitations to the profiles having a score of 325 and above, but details of this draw were updated today. Cut off score in this draw increased slightly by 7 points as compared to previous draw. Previous draw was on February 1 and invited 400 Express Entry profiles. Alberta has recently renamed it’s PNP program to AAIP (Alberta Advantage Immigration Program).
Alberta PNP is one of the best option for express entry candidates having a low CRS score, but not all the express entry profiles having a CRS score of 325 or above were invited in this draw. Additional factors decide whether you will receive an invitation or not.
Alberta PNP has invited total of 1,700 express entry profiles this year and invited total of 6,250 profiles in 2021 under both express entry and opportunity stream. There are approximately 600 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 700 expression of interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool as of March 29, 2022.
Alberta Express Entry Eligibility:
You may receive a notification of interest (NOI) if you have
- An active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry system.
- Selected Alberta as an intended province of settling in the Express Entry profile.
- Experience in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification
- Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 in Express Entry.
Alberta PNP Draw Additional Factors That Matter:
Being eligible for Alberta express entry stream does not mean that you will definitely get a NOI because 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:
- Your Express Entry profile expires in 5 months or less
- you work in an occupation:
- on the list of High-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta set out on the online Government of Canada
- on the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list
- that has a high volume of submissions across all AINP streams
Occupations With High volume Of Submissions:
As per AAIP, applications in following NOCs 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
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.