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Alberta: 250 Immigrants Invited To Apply For PR In The First Draw Of 2022

The province of Alberta has published the specifics of the first 2022 draw for the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.

The January 5 lottery invited 250 candidates with a baseline Comprehensive Ranking System score of 327, which was 24 points lower than the previous draw. Candidates for the Alberta Express Entry stream must have expressed a desire to immigrate permanently to the province and engage in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversity.

In 2021, Alberta’s federal government nomination maximum of 6,250 was surpassed. The allotment for 2022 is not yet known. In addition, the province has 450 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 775 expressions of interest in the Alberta Express Entry pool.

According to Alberta, a large number of AINP applications have been submitted in the following occupations, implying that they will take longer to process:

  • 6311 – Foodservice supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 0211 – Engineering managers
  • 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • 2131 – Civil engineers
  • 1221 – Administrative officers

Requirements for Express Entry of Alberta

Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for notification of interest:

  • Have an Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool that is active.
  • Have expressed a desire to live in Alberta permanently.
  • Work in a field that contributes to Alberta’s economic growth and diversity.
  • A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points is required.

Factors that may increase a candidate’s chances of receiving an expression of interest include:

  • An offer of employment from an Albertan business and/or work experience in Alberta
  • Having completed a post-secondary education program in Canada.
  • Having a relative in Alberta, such as a parent, kid, or sibling.

Factors that reduce a candidate’s chances of receiving an expression of interest include:

  • If the Express Entry profile is due to expire in the next three months
  • The candidate is working in an ineligible occupation

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