Alberta announces details of its latest Express Entry Draw

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  • August 4, 2022

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program has announced the details of a new draw through the Express Entry-linked stream.

In the July 29 Alberta Express Entry draw, 120 candidates were invited, with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 473.

There are two key requirements for the stream: candidates must indicate a desire to immigrate permanently to Alberta, and they must work in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.

For 2022, Alberta will receive 6,500 provincial nominations from the federal government. As of now, 3,877 have been issued.

The province also has 1,150 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 400 expression of interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool.


High Number of Applications

Alberta says a high number of AAIP applications have been received in the following occupations, meaning they may take longer to process:


  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisor
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1221 – Administrative officers
  • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers


Alberta Express Entry Requirements: What are they?

A candidate must meet the following requirements in order to receive a notification of interest:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
  • Working in an occupation that assists Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • Score at least 300 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System.

The following factors may increase the chances of a candidate receiving a notification of interest:

  • Work experience in Alberta or a job offer from an Albertan employer.
  • Graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Having a relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child and/or sibling.

Several factors decrease a candidate’s chances of receiving an interest notification:

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