New candidates invited under the Alberta Family Connection pathway

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Alberta Family Connection pathway

Alberta invited candidates in the Alberta express entry stream and under the Alberta Family connection pathway. On August 29, 2023, the Government of Alberta published the results of the new invitation rounds in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The province held a new draw under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). 

On August 24, 2023, Alberta invited 168 candidates with Alberta job offers in the Family Connection pathway. The minimum score for this draw was 302, 13 points fewer than in the previous draw. 

As of August 29, 2023, the province invited 2,841 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry and issued 7,121 nomination certificates.

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What is the Alberta Express Entry Stream?

A limited number of qualifying applicants may be nominated by Alberta through the Express Entry system of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada under the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The Alberta Express Entry System’s priorities and methods of selecting applicants are provided as a courtesy and are subject to change at any time. The Alberta Express Entry Stream has to extend invitations to applicants. 

Depending on the Alberta Express Entry Stream selection factors or pathways under which you received a notification of interest letter or an invitation to apply to the AAIP, the selection, notification, and eligibility requirements may vary. The following priorities will impact whether the AAIP sends letters of notification of interest or invites candidates in 2023:

  • Family connection and primary occupation in demand
  • Dedicated Healthcare Pathway
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Priority sectors (Agriculture, construction, tourism, and hospitality)

About the Alberta Family Connection pathway

According to the Alberta Family Connection pathway, Alberta can select candidates and send them a Notification of Interest letter in their federal Express Entry profile based on the profile information that is currently accessible on the federal Express Entry profile.

AAIP will conduct draws for at least 25% of the Alberta Express Entry Stream certificates of nomination available, primarily based on criteria such as the principal applicant having a parent, child, or sibling who resides in Alberta and who is at least 18 years old and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 

The eligibility of family members and relatives is determined by their relationship to the main applicant (the main applicant’s in-laws are not eligible). Only connections or relationships that are verifiable and apparent through essential supporting documents with the substantial applicant (parent, child, or sibling) and satisfy the AAIP definition are considered eligible.  Additionally, the supporting Canadian citizen or permanent resident must be at least 18 years old and be a resident of Alberta. The AAIP also maintains the right to request proof of residency and relationship.

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