262 Notifications of Interest issued in June 21 Alberta Express Entry Stream draw
Alberta has released the details of the latest draw through its popular Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination stream.
The June 21 draw issued 262 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 300.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Government of Alberta to select eligible candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination from Alberta receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
One of the Alberta Express Entry Stream’s key advantages is the fact it provides Express Entry candidates who have lower CRS scores with an opportunity to obtain Canadian permanent residence.
The cut-off score of 300 in Alberta’s June 21 invitation round is significantly lower than the cut-off scores for draws conducted through the Express Entry system itself this year.
Nomination certificate limits
The following numbers are accurate as of July 2, 2019.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can issue up to 6,000 nominations for the 2019 calendar year. This limit is set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
2,767 nomination certificates have been issued so far in 2019.
Approximately 1,866 applications await assessment for eligibility.
Information on application volumes and processing is available to help you determine the status of your application.
The AINP does not provide status updates.
Application volumes and processing
Approximate volumes and assessment dates for each AINP stream/category are provided below.
“Assessing” means an AINP officer has been assigned a file to make an assessment and decision on eligibility.
Applications received after the date stated below have not yet been assigned to an officer for assessment.
The most common factors considered in AINP application processing include:
- application quality (completeness, eligibility, outdated application information/documents)
- labour market information
- volume of applications received
- the date the application was received
Read the AINP terms and conditions for more information on AINP application processing.
Alberta Opportunity Stream
|AINP Stream/Category/Industry||Number of Applications in the queue (approximate)||The AINP is assessing applications received before (approximate)|
|Alberta Opportunity Stream||Over 1,030||February 22, 2019|
The AINP is no longer accepting applications under this stream.
|Category/Industry||Number of applications in the queue (approximate)||The AINP is assessing applications before (approximate)|
|Food and beverage processing industry||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision.|
|Food services industry (Pilot project)||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision|
|Hotel and lodging industry||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision|
|International graduate category||Less than 20||June 14, 2018|
|Long-haul trucking industry||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision|
|Manufacturing industry||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision|
|Skilled worker category||Less than 10||June 14, 2018|
Strategic Recruitment Stream
The AINP is no longer accepting application under this stream.
|Category/Industry||Number of applications in the queue (approximate)||The AINP is assessing applications received between (approximate)|
|Compulsory and optional trades category||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision|
|Engineering occupations category||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision|
|Post-graduate worker category||All applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision|
Self-Employed Farmer Stream
The AINP works closely with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) to assess the eligibility of applicants under this stream. Processing times are not available.
Application volumes by occupation
The AINP has a high volume of applications and Alberta Expression Entry submissions in the following occupations. These submissions may take longer to process.
6311 – Food service supervisors
6322 – Cooks
2132 – Mechanical engineers
1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
6211 – Retail sales supervisors
1241 – Administrative assistants
4212 – Social and community service workers
1221 – Administrative officers
1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
Alberta Express Entry Stream Selection Draws
The AINP regularly reviews available candidates in the federal Express Entry pool. Based on available profile information in the portal, the AINP draws to select candidates from the pool, inviting them to submit a completed application to the AINP. Information on Alberta Express Entry Stream Notification of Interest factors is included on the AINP – Selection Criteria page.
Information on draws will typically be posted approximately one month after the date of draw.
|Date of draw||Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent||CRS score of lowest ranked candidate who received a NOI letter|
|July 6, 2018||155||302|
|July 26, 2018||67||302|
|August 23, 2018||24||312|
|September 14, 2018||152||301|
|October 10, 2018||47||319|
|October 16, 2018||94||304|
|November 6, 2018||57||302|
|January 10, 2019||337||300|
|January 25, 2019||81||301|
|February 1, 2019||168||301|
|February 22, 2019||130||302|
|March 5, 2019||473||400|
|March 12, 2019||462||400|
|March 15, 2019||106||300|
|March 19, 2019||271||400|
|March 26, 2019||370||400|
|April 2, 2019||356||400|
|April 9, 2019||172||300|
|April 15, 2019||179||400|
|April 24, 2019||133||400|
|May 2, 2019||119||400|
|May 15, 2019||197||301|
|June 21, 2019||262||300|
Source : https://www.alberta.ca/ainp-processing-inventory.aspx#toc-3