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.

Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool

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  • application quality (completeness, eligibility, outdated application information/documents)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/IndustryNumber of Applications in the queue (approximate)The AINP is assessing applications received before (approximate)
Alberta Opportunity StreamOver 1,030February 22, 2019

Employer-Driven Stream

The AINP is no longer accepting applications under this stream.

Category/IndustryNumber of applications in the queue (approximate)The AINP is assessing applications before (approximate)
Food and beverage processing industryAll 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 industryAll applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision
International graduate categoryLess than 20June 14, 2018
Long-haul trucking industryAll applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision
Manufacturing industryAll applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision
Skilled worker categoryLess than 10June 14, 2018

Strategic Recruitment Stream

The AINP is no longer accepting application under this stream.

Category/IndustryNumber of applications in the queue (approximate)The AINP is assessing applications received between (approximate)
Compulsory and optional trades categoryAll applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision
Engineering occupations categoryAll applications under this category have been assessed and received a decision
Post-graduate worker categoryAll 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.

Past Draws

Information on draws will typically be posted approximately one month after the date of draw.

Date of drawNumber of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sentCRS score of lowest ranked candidate who received a NOI letter
July 6, 2018155302
July 26, 201867302
August 23, 201824312
September 14, 2018152301
October 10, 201847319
October 16, 201894304
November 6, 201857302
January 10, 2019337300
January 25, 201981301
February 1, 2019168301
February 22, 2019130302
March 5, 2019473400
March 12, 2019462400
March 15, 2019106300
March 19, 2019271400
March 26, 2019370400
April 2, 2019356400
April 9, 2019172300
April 15, 2019179400
April 24, 2019133400
May 2, 2019119400
May 15, 2019197301
June 21, 2019262300

 

Source : https://www.alberta.ca/ainp-processing-inventory.aspx#toc-3