AAIP announced updates to Alberta Express Entry stream selections

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Alberta Express Entry stream

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

31110 Dentists

80021 Managers in Horticulture

32122 Medical Sonographers

10019 Other Administrative Services Managers

31102 General Practitioners and Family Physicians

62200 Chef

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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