Alberta PNP Draw: Province Targets Healthcare Workers With 89 Canada Immigration Invitations

Alberta has targeted healthcare workers in two new draws through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, issuing 89 invitations.

A draw on April 2 saw the province issue 48 notifications of interest to candidates with a job offer through the province’s Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 303 points.

A further draw on March 19 saw 41 NOIs issued with the same parameters and a minimum CRS of 304.

Alberta reached its allocation of 9,750 provincial nominations for 2023. It is yet to received its allocation for 2024, although it is expected to be more than 10,000.


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Alberta Express Entry Draws

Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS
02-Apr-24 48 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 303
19-Mar-24 41 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 304

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High Number of Applications

Alberta says a high number of AAIP applications have been received in the following occupations, meaning they may take longer to process:

  • 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

What are the Requirements for Alberta Express Entry?

In order to be eligible to receive a notification of interest, candidates must:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
  • Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points.

Factors that may improve a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:

  • A job offer from an Albertan employer and/or work experience in Alberta.
  • Having graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Having a relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child and/or sibling.

Factors that decrease a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:

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