Alberta invites 294 Express Entry Candidates in Latest Selection Round

Nearly 300 Express Entry system candidates wanting to settle in Alberta received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest Alberta Express Entry selection draw. This minimum score was 400 though the minimum CRS score required has dropped to 300 on four occasions in the past year.
Alberta has now issued a total of 5,236 invitations to Express Entry candidates over the course of 23 draws this year. Alberta provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible Express Entry candidates with strong ties to the province or who are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s “economic development and diversification priorities,” among other factors. There is currently no list of eligible occupations available.

Express Entry candidates can only apply for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry Stream if they are invited to do so by the AINP.

The AINP says it may give priority to candidates with:

  •    a job offer and/or work experience in Alberta
  •    a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer or
  •    a parent, child or sibling already living in Alberta.

You may receive a Notification of Interest letter if you:

  •    Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  •    Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta
  •    Are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification, and

Most occupations under National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, B, C and D are eligible under the AINP.

Ineligible occupations

People with the following occupations are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for the Alberta Opportunity Stream:

NOC Code (2016) NOC Skill Level Occupation
0011 0 Legislators
0422 0 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0423 0 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0432 0 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0651* 0 Escort agency managers, massage parlour managers
4031 A Secondary school teachers
4032 A Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4154 A Professional occupations in religion
5121 A Authors and writers
5133 A Musicians and singers
5135 A Actors and comedians
5136 A Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
1227 B Court officers and justices of the peace
3223* B Dental laboratory assistants/bench workers
4214* B Early childhood educators who do not have certification through Alberta Children’s Services – Child Care Staff Certification Office or who have been certified as child development assistant (formerly Level 1)
4216 B Other instructors
4217 B Other religious occupations
5232 B Other performers, not elsewhere classified
5244 B Artisans and craftspersons
5251 B Athletes
6232 B Real estate agents and salespersons
4411 C Home child care providers
4412 C Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
4413 C Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
6533 C Casino occupations
6564 C Other personal service occupations
7513 C Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
8442 C Trappers and hunters
6623 D Other sales related occupations
6722 D Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6742 D Other service support occupations, not elsewhere classified
8611 D Harvesting labourers
8612 D Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8613 D Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
8614 D Mine labourers

*This National Occupation Classification (NOC) code consists of both eligible occupations and ineligible occupations. The ‘Occupation’ column specifies which occupations are ineligible for each NOC Code listed.

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