Alberta issued 6,084 nominations in 2022

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On November 22, 2022, Alberta published the update considering the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) inventory. According to the new update, there were around 970 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 290 Expressions of Interest in the Alberta Express Entry pool. 


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allocated a quota of 6,250 nominations to Alberta in 2021 under the AAIP, and the AAIP issued all 6,250 certificates last year. For 2022, IRCC provided 6,500 nominations for the AAIP. This year, Alberta nominated 6,084 applicants and invited 2,320 candidates.


The following are the main variables taken into consideration when processing the AAIP applications:

  • application excellence (completeness, eligibility, outdated application information or documents)
  • applications received in large numbers
  • strategic priorities informed by data on the labor market and economic development, as of the date the application was received
  • how many nomination certificates are still valid for the year


Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

An economic immigration scheme called the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), formerly known as the AINProgram, selects individuals for Alberta permanent residence. Candidates must have the necessary abilities to fill open positions there or have plans to buy or launch a business there. Additionally, they must be able to support their families. The Canadian and Albertian governments oversee the initiative.


You, your spouse or common-law partner, and any dependent children may apply for permanent residence status if you are nominated under the program.


Applications for permanent residence are handled by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. Final judgments on these applications are likewise rendered by the federal government. 


AAIP Stream   Number of applications in the queue   (approximate)   The AAIP is assessing applications received before (approximately)
Alberta Opportunity Stream    Approximately 970 September 19, 2022

Applications received after this date have not yet been assigned to an officer for assessment.

Alberta Express Entry Stream   Approximately 290 These applications are treated as an Expression of Interest and are not reviewed based on the date of submission.

Accelerated Tech Pathway applications are priority processed.

Rural Renewal Stream  Not available due to low application volumes


Application volumes by occupation

The following occupations receive a lot of applications for the AAIP’s worker streams:

  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants
  • 2173 – Software engineers and designers
  • 4163 – Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
  • 1223 – Human Resources and recruitment officers
  • 1221 – Administrative Officers


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