AAIP announced updates to Alberta Express Entry stream selections
On January 18, 2023, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) announced new Alberta Express Entry stream selection updates. In 2023, the AAIP will issue invitations to candidates under the Alberta Express Entry Stream, using the combination of high-demand occupations and immediate family ties as selection factors.
With the introduction of this change, candidates will increase the likelihood of selection and receipt of a Notification of Interest letter under the Alberta Express Entry Stream, depending on their primary occupation and family ties to the province.
Alberta Express Entry Stream Criteria Change for 2023
A portion of the Alberta EE Stream draws in 2023 will conduct draws from the Alberta Express Entry Stream and allow applicants to submit a completed application using a combination of the two selection criteria. For 2023, the combination of high-demand occupations and immediate family ties as selection factors.
High-demand occupations list 2023 Alberta Express Entry Stream
According to the Alberta Short-Term Employment Forecast (STEF) for 2022–2024, the following occupations are in high demand:
NOC Codes Occupations
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
7511 Transport truck drivers
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers
6211 Retail sales supervisors
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
1431 Accounting and related clerks
21211 Data scientists
62020 Food Service Supervisors
21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
52120 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
41200 University Professors and Lecturers
21231 software Engineers and Designers
10012 Purchasing Managers
22222 Information System Testing Technicians
42201 Social and Community Service workers
60030 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
70010 Construction Managers
41220 Secondary School Teachers
11109 Other Financial Officers
21300 Civil Engineers
32101 Licensed Practical Nurses
41300 Social Workers
30010 Managers and Health Care
21110 Biologists and Related Scientists
80021 Managers in Horticulture
32122 Medical Sonographers
10019 Other Administrative Services Managers
31102 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
22301 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
31121 Dieticians and Nutritionists
22231 Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
31301 Registered Nurses
13100 Administrative Officers
13110 Administrative Assistants
Family ties in Alberta’s immigration program.
To ease immigration to Canada, Alberta is changing its AAIP. According to a provincial announcement, those who have immediate family members residing in Alberta and have skills in high-demand professions like IT, healthcare, and agriculture will be given 25% of the Express Entry nominations. Honourable Rajan Sawhney, the minister of commerce, immigration, and multiculturalism of Alberta, says that this step will help in attracting more immigrants to fill the skills shortage. This plan will help Alberta’s economy is expanding.
What is Alberta Express Entry Stream?
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) administered by the province of Alberta, has a stream named Alberta Express Entry stream. Candidates are selected from the federal Express Entry pool and invited to apply for nomination by the province through the Alberta Express Entry stream. All Express Entry candidates will be taken into consideration.
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