Alberta held 4 new occupation-specific AAIP draws
On September 27, 2023, the Government of Alberta published the results of the new occupation-specific AAIP draws in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. On September 12, 2023, the province held two draws under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) and invited 300 and 16 candidates for Tourism Hospitality, and healthcare workers, respectively.
On September 14, the province issued 142 invitations under the Family Connection pathway, and on September 26, 2023, the AAIP invited 18 candidates under the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway.
As of September 27, 2023, the province invited 3,335 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry and issued 7,968 nomination certificates.
About the Alberta Express Entry Stream
The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows Alberta to nominate a limited number of qualifying candidates from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry system. Priorities and approaches to candidate selection in the Alberta Express Entry System are shared as a courtesy and are subject to change without notice.
Those interested in the Alberta Express Entry Stream must be asked to apply. You cannot apply for a nomination in this stream unless you have been invited to apply.
How candidates are selected in the Alberta Express Entry Stream?
Candidates may be sent a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter or invited to submit an application if they have:
- Experience in a high-demand occupation and an immediate family connection in Alberta are also required.
- a job offer in the healthcare sector from an Alberta business license to practice in one of the authorized healthcare professions under the Designated Healthcare Pathway; expedited processing is possible.
- Under the Accelerated Tech Pathway, a job offer for an eligible tech occupation from an Alberta employer in an eligible tech industry is required; an initial Accelerated Tech Pathway web form is required as a first step, and faster processing applies.
- Experience is needed to meet labor needs in important sectors such as agriculture, construction, tourism, and hospitality.
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