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New Alberta PNP Draws Invites 124 Applicants in Construction and Healthcare Sectors

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New Alberta PNP Draws

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) continues to make waves with its recent draws. On February 6, 2024, and February 1, 2024, the latest Alberta PNP draws extended a total of 124 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to prospective candidates in the Healthcare Pathway and Construction sectors

Latest Alberta PNP Draws Highlights

Let’s delve into the specifics of the recent Alberta PNP draws:

DateNOIs SentDraw ParametersCRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate
February 6, 202444Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above302
February 1, 202480Priority sector – Construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500382

Requirements for Alberta PNP Priority Sectors

Applicants aiming to qualify under the Alberta PNP Priority Sector must meet specific criteria:

  • The job offer must come from a legitimate, established, and verifiable Alberta employer.
  • Applicants must not hold more than 10% of overall voting shares.
  • Bona fide job offers should ensure continuous, paid employment for a minimum of 12 months, meeting or exceeding the provincial minimum wage with full-time engagement (30 hours per week).
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Nomination Certificate Limits and AAIP Processing Times

As of February 12, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sets the limits for nomination certificates that AAIP can issue each year. While the allocation for 2024 remains unconfirmed, expectations point to notional increases, potentially surpassing 10,000 nominations annually in 2024 and 2025.

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The application processing timeline hinges on various factors, including application quality, volume, submission date, strategic priorities, and the number of nomination certificates remaining for the year. To check application status or Expression of Interest, applicants can utilize the AAIP portal.

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Applications Volumes by Occupation

The AAIP experiences a high volume of applications in worker streams for specific occupations. These include:

  • 62020 – Food service supervisors
  • 63200 – Cooks
  • 62010 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 13110 – Administrative assistants
  • 65201 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations
  • 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • 13100 – Administrative officers
  • 12200 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 42202 – Early childhood educators and assistant
  • 21231 – Software engineers and designers

Alberta Express Entry Draws

The AAIP regularly reviews candidates in the federal Express Entry pool, drawing from profiles based on various factors. For 2023, the allocation parameters include 31% for candidates with close family connections in Alberta, 23% for those in key sectors, and 45% for the Accelerated Tech Pathway.

As the province continues to unfold diverse pathways, the latest Alberta PNP draws and nominations exemplify the commitment to attracting skilled individuals. Stay tuned for more updates as the landscape evolves, offering new prospects for those aspiring to call Alberta their home.

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DateProvinceInvitations
British ColumbiaJuly 971 invitations
OntarioJuly 91,666 invitations
QuebecJuly 81,528 invitations
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303 (PNP)1,391670
302 (French-Language)3,200420
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299 (PNP)920739
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