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New Alberta Express Entry Draw Declares CRS Cut-Off At 301

Last Updated On 15 March 2023, 5:08 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

The most recent Alberta Express Entry draw of March 2023 announces CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) cutoff score of 301.

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) also known as Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) updated the details of this draw on March 14, 2023.

However, AAIP held this draw on March 9, 2023, and sent out a total of 134 invitations to claim provincial nomination.

DateNumber of InvitationsCRS Cut Off
March 9, 2023134301
February 16, 2023100357
January 23, 2023154385
January 19, 202346324

2023 PNP quota for AAIP has increased by 50% to 9,750 as announced by the Alberta government on February 23.

Typically, Alberta Express Entry receives 50% of overall AAIP allotment. And, beginning of January 18, 2023, half of this amount has been set aside for Express Entry profiles with a familial link in the province.

It is important to note that NOT every Express Entry profile having a CRS score above the declared cut off score is invited by AAIP.

But, receiving an invitation in an Alberta draw is contingent on the extra conditions considered by AAIP. Click here for the additional factors that matter.

Alberta PNP 2023 Latest Figures

IRCC approved 9,750 nomination certificates to Alberta for 2023, and 1,292 nomination certificates have already been issued in 2023 under all the AAIP streams.

The information below is up-to-date as of March 14, 2023.

AAIP StreamApproximate Number of applications in queue Currently the applications are being assessed, if they were received before the below dates
Alberta Opportunity StreamApproximately 1,490December 20, 2022 (Beyond this date, applications have not yet been assigned to an officer for review.)
Alberta Express Entry StreamApproximately 450AAIP is prioritizing applications for Accelerated Tech Pathway
Rest of the applications are being processed randomly, irrespective of the submission date

AAIP receives a considerable amount of applications for the 10 occupations and NOC codes mentioned below.

As a result, processing time may be longer than usual for these applications.

  • 62020 – Food service supervisors
  • 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 63200 – Cooks
  • 13110 – Administrative assistants
  • 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 21222 – Information systems specialists
  • 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  • 60020 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers


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