In the month of April, Express Entry candidates in Alberta attained a new high. In the most recent rounds of provincial nominee programs (PNP), candidates have been invited to apply from the province of Alberta. The province conducted five draws and issued invitations to candidates for the provincial immigration.
In Canada, there are a number of provincial and territorial nomination programs (PNPs). Under these programs, interested candidates are invited to apply for their provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination can be a valuable step toward attaining permanent residency.
Here’s the Highlights of Alberta’s April Month Draws – Who was Invited?
On 5th April, 2023, the province of Alberta held a Notification of Interest (NOI) draw. The draw NOIs to a total number of 53 invitations to candidates to apply for the provincial nomination. To qualify, candidates required to score as low as 351 CRS points.
The draw invited candidates from the stream of designated healthcare pathway and Alberta Job offer.
On April 18, 2023, the province invited a total of 68 Notification of Interests (NOIs). The candidates were invited from agriculture occupation and Alberta job offer. To qualify, candidates required to score 307 CRS points.
The province issued a total of 152 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) on April 20, 2023. Candidates required to have had following requirements:
- Family connection
- In-demand primary occupation
- CRS score ranging from 300-500. The lowest possible score was 302.
On 24 of the same month, the province of Alberta issued 124 NOIs and invited candidates from construction occupation and Alberta job offer. To qualify in this draw, candidates must have scored at least 301 CRS points.
Moving forward, Alberta on April 25th issued a total of 8 candidates from Healthcare and Alberta job offer stream. The lowest-ranked candidate had 316 CRS points.
The number of applications in the AAIP’s backlog at the time determines the size and frequency of the Notification of Interest (NOI) draw. With a few exceptions, AAIP draws are typically held every month. The dates of the choices won’t be published prior to when they happen. Normally, one month following the date of the draw, information about conducted draws is posted.
An Overview of Alberta Express Entry Draws 2023
The Alberta Express Entry draws that are slated for ongoing 2023 will be subject to the aforementioned restrictions:
- Candidates whose professions are listed on the Alberta Occupation In-Demand List and who have family ties to Alberta will get 25% of the nominations;
- 50% of the nominations to the candidates whose major employment is in the healthcare, construction, agricultural, hospitality, or tourist industries;
- Candidates under Alberta’s Accelerated Tech Pathway will receive 25% of the total nominations.