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Alberta’s Express Entry Draw Focuses on Agriculture, Invites 33 Applicants

Austin Campbell



Alberta's Express Entry Draw

Alberta, Canada, is known for its stunning natural landscapes, abundant natural resources, and a thriving agriculture sector. On October 3, Alberta Express Entry Draw has issued 33 invitations, setting its focus squarely on the agriculture sector. With 33 invitations recently issued in a single draw, Alberta is sending a clear message that it’s ready to embrace skilled workers in agriculture, providing them with a unique opportunity to make a mark in this pivotal industry. In this blog, we will delve into the specifics of Alberta’s Express Entry Draw targeting the agriculture sector.

Alberta Express Entry Draws: Focusing on Agriculture

In a recent move, Alberta, Canada, conducted a draw on October 3, 2023, through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. This draw was specifically aimed at candidates in the agriculture sector who possess job offers. A total of 33 invitations were issued in this draw, signaling Alberta’s commitment to addressing labor shortages in the agriculture industry.

Latest Alberta Draw Key Details

The October 3 draw issued invitations to 33 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 313 points. This score is used to assess candidates’ eligibility for immigration to Canada. Candidates with a CRS score falling within the range of 300 to 500 were considered, with a minimum threshold of 313 points.

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Alberta’s Growing Nomination Allocation

A notable development in Alberta’s immigration efforts is the increase in its provincial nomination allocation. In 2023, the province now has an allocation of 9,750 provincial nominations, up from 6,500 in 2022. This increase reflects Alberta’s commitment to welcoming skilled workers and their families into the province. So far this year, Alberta has issued 7,968 nominations, demonstrating its proactive approach to immigration.

High Demand Occupations

The province of Alberta has observed a surge in the number of applications received under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) for several occupations. This increased demand may lead to longer processing times for applicants in these fields. The high-demand occupations include:


62020 – Food service supervisors
63200 – Cooks
62010 – Retail sales supervisors
13110 – Administrative assistants
12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
65201 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations
13100 – Administrative officers
73300 – Transport truck drivers
60020 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
42202 – Early childhood educators and assistants

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Eligibility for the Agriculture-Focused Draws

To be eligible for a Notification of Interest (NOI) in Alberta’s Express Entry stream, candidates must meet specific requirements:

Active Express Entry Profile

Candidates should maintain an active profile in the federal Express Entry pool, demonstrating their interest in immigrating to Alberta.

Occupation Support

Candidates must be working in an occupation that aligns with Alberta’s economic development and diversification goals.

Minimum CRS Score

A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points is necessary for eligibility.


Alberta’s Agriculture Sector: A Promising Path for Skilled Immigrants

Alberta’s Express Entry-linked draws, particularly those targeting the agriculture sector, showcase the province’s commitment to addressing labor shortages and welcoming skilled immigrants. As the province continues to expand its nomination allocation, it offers a promising future for newcomers eager to contribute their skills and expertise to Alberta’s thriving economy.

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