May 30, 2024

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Alberta Conducts Healthcare Canada Express Entry Draw With Minimum CRS Of 302

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In a recent draw conducted through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, Alberta focused on healthcare professionals, extending 49 invitations.

During the April 17 draw, the province specifically targeted candidates with job offers through the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, requiring a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 302 points.

Having fulfilled its allocation of 9,750 provincial nominations for 2023, Alberta now anticipates receiving its allocation for 2024, which is expected to exceed 10,000.

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Alberta Express Entry Draws

Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS
17-Apr-24 49 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 302

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High Volume of Applications in Alberta

Alberta is experiencing a surge in applications for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), particularly in the following occupations, which may result in longer processing times:

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

Alberta Express Entry Requirements

To qualify for a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Alberta, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Express a desire to permanently immigrate to Alberta.
  • Engage in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • Achieve a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300 points.

Factors enhancing a candidate’s likelihood of receiving a NOI include:

  • Obtaining a job offer from an employer in Alberta and/or possessing work experience in the province.
  • Graduating from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Having a relative residing in Alberta, such as a parent, child, and/or sibling.

Factors reducing a candidate’s chances of receiving a NOI include:


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