Alberta invited 250 individuals in the first Express Entry round of 2022

By Eva Olsen [Published 21 Jan, 2022 | 04:02 AM] 4415
Alberta invited 250 individuals in the first Express Entry round 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 (AINP). The January 5 draw invited 250 candidates with a minimum 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 a vocation that promotes Alberta's economic development and diversity.

In 2021, Alberta's federal government surpassed its maximum nomination quota of 6,250 invites. 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.

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

NOC 6311 – Food service supervisors

NOC 6211 – Retail sales supervisors

NOC 6322 – Cooks

NOC 0211 – Engineering managers

NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists

NOC 1241 – Administrative assistants

NOC 7511 – Transport truck drivers

NOC 1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

NOC 2131 – Civil engineers

NOC 1221 – Administrative officers

Alberta Express Entry Requirements

Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for a 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 development and diversity

A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points is required

Factors that may increase a candidate's chances of getting 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 getting an expression of interest include:

  • The Express Entry profile will expire after three months
  • You are employed in an ineligible vocation

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