March 2023 Alberta Express Entry Draw: CRS Cut-Off Score at 301

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  • March 14, 2023

The most recent Alberta Express Entry draw held on March 9, 2023, saw a CRS cut-off score of 301. The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) updated the details of this draw on March 14, 2023, and sent out a total of 134 invitations to claim provincial nomination.


AAIP Quota Increase for 2023

The 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 the overall AAIP allotment, and half of this amount has been set aside for Express Entry profiles with a familial link in the province since January 18, 2023.


Additional AAIP Draw Considerations

In addition to the CRS cut-off score, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) considers other factors when selecting candidates for provincial nomination. While having a CRS score above the declared cut-off score is a necessary requirement, it does not guarantee an invitation from AAIP. The program considers various factors, such as work experience, language proficiency, education, and other additional criteria specified for specific draws. For example, in the past, AAIP has prioritized candidates with work experience in specific occupations or those with a familial connection to Alberta. Therefore, it is essential for candidates to review the program’s eligibility criteria and ensure they meet all requirements before submitting an Express Entry profile.


Alberta PNP 2023 Latest Figures

According to the latest figures, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has approved 9,750 nomination certificates to Alberta for 2023. As of now, 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.

March 2023 Alberta Express Entry Draw

AAIP, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, has identified 10 in-demand occupations and National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes that receive a considerable number of applications. As a result, the processing time for applications in these fields may be longer than usual. The identified occupations include:

  • 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

Prospective applicants in these fields should be aware of the potential for longer processing times due to the high volume of applications received.

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