With this news, Alberta PNP has again came under focus for applicants as it generally declares low CRS cutoff score under Express Entry stream.
Usually, 50% of total AAIP quota is reserved for Alberta Express Entry stream. And, half of this are now being kept aside for Express Entry profiles having a family connection in the province as announced on January 18, 2023.
Furthermore, Express Entry profiles just need 300 CRS score to be considered for Alberta draw.
Alberta received 9,750 nomination certificates from IRCC for 2023 and so far 982 nomination certificates have already been issued in 2023.
Below data is up-to-date as of February 28, 2023.
Number of applications in the queue (approximate)
The AAIP is assessing applications received before (approximate)
Alberta Opportunity Stream
December 6, 2022 PNP applications sent after December 6 are not assigned to an officer
Alberta Express Entry Stream
Express Entry profiles submitting their information for Accelerated Tech Pathway processed with priority.
AAIP has high volume of applications with below listed Occupations and NOC codes. So, these may take longer 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
21222 – Information systems specialists
60020 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
73300 – Transport truck drivers
60030 – Restaurant and food service managers
What is Alberta Express Entry Stream
The Alberta Express Entry Stream is a route for talented professionals who desire to come to the province Alberta in Canada, through the federal Express Entry system.
Candidates must have a valid Express Entry profile and match the eligibility requirements established by the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) to be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream.
Gagandeep Kaur Sekhon moved to Canada in 2010 on a study visa. She navigated through the ups and downs of her student life and gained her permanent residency in 2015. Today, she is a proud Canadian citizen residing in Calgary, Alberta. She is mother of 2 beautiful daughters and making her difference through writing and guidance at INC - Immigration News Canada.
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