Alberta has released the details of its first PNP draw of 2022

Alberta PNP Draw
  • January 20, 2022

In its first PNP draw of the year, Alberta invited 250 Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 327, 24 points lower than the previous draw.

To be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream, candidates must state an interest in immigrating permanently to the province and be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.

Alberta reached its federal government nomination limit of 6,250 in 2021. The allocation for 2022 is currently not known.

 

High Number of Applications

Alberta has said that a large amount of visa applications have been received in the following occupations, meaning processing them may be taking longer:

  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 0211 – Engineering managers
  • 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • 2131 – Civil engineers
  • 1221 – Administrative officers

 

About Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Alberta Express Entry stream is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It let’s the provincial government make a search in the federal Express Entry pool for potential candidates who are eligible for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry is the application management system for the three Federal High Skilled programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

 

Alberta Express Entry Stream – Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive a notification of interest, candidates must:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
  • Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points.

Factors that may improve a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:

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

Factors that decrease a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:

 

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