July 15, 2024

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Latest Alberta Immigration Express Entry Draws Target Healthcare Professionals

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In two recent draws conducted through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program‘s Express Entry-linked stream, Alberta targeted healthcare professionals, inviting 172 individuals.

The draw on May 28 specifically focused on candidates with job offers through the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway, issuing 99 NOIs with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 302 points.

On June 18, the province issued 73 NOIs through the same pathway, this time with a minimum score of 301.

For 2024, Alberta has a nomination allocation of 9,750, matching the 2023 allocation.

To date, 5,168 nominations have been issued. Last year, Alberta issued 10,029 nominations, utilizing a “federally authorized administration buffer.”

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Alberta Express Entry Draws

Date NOIs sent Parameters Lowest CRS
18-Jun-24 73 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 301
28-May-24 99 Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above 302

Nominations in Alberta as of June 25

Stream / pathway 2024 nominations issued 2024 total estimated nominations (subject to change)
Alberta Opportunity Stream 2,720 5,393
Express Entry Stream 1,139 1,775
Dedicated Healthcare Pathways 245 320
Accelerated Tech Pathway 654 1,047
Priority Sector Draws and other initiatives 135 231
Family Connection and Occupation in Demand 105 177
Rural Renewal Stream 1,141 1,900
Tourism and Hospitality Stream 165 660
Entrepreneur StreamsForeign Graduate, Graduate, Rural and Farm Streams combined 3 22
Grand Total 5,168 9,750

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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