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Alberta PNP has issued 6,084 invitations so far in 2022

Limits on nomination certificates. According to the information below, as of November 22, 2022, it is accurate.

The maximum number of nominations that the AAIP may submit each year is regulated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 6,500 nomination certificates for 2022 were given to Alberta by IRCC.

In 2022; 6,084 nomination certificates have been issued.

Application processing and volume

You may learn more about application volumes and processing to determine how your application is progressing.

There are no status updates from the AAIP.

Below are the approximate volumes and assessment dates for each AAIP stream.

"Assessing" signifies that an AAIP officer has been given a file to review in order to determine eligibility and conduct an assessment.

The following are the main variables taken into account when processing AAIP applications:

  1. Quantity of applications received; quality of applications (completeness, eligibility, out-of-date application information or documents);
  2. Date of application receipt
  3. Based on data on the labor market and economic development;
  4. The amount of nomination certificates still available for the year; and strategic priorities

What's the procedure for the Alberta Express Entry Stream?

The Provincial Nominee Program has been improved with the Alberta Express Entry stream (PNP). It enables the provincial government to look up candidate profiles in the federal government's Express Entry pool that might qualify for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry is used to manage applications for all three Federal High Skilled programs -- Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

You will receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System if you are qualified for Express Entry (CRS). You receive points based on your age, level of schooling, employment history, and proficiency in either French or English, among other things.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada's immigration agency, regularly runs Express Entry lotteries and invites the top-scoring applicants to apply for permanent residency.

Without a provincial nomination, it is feasible to apply for immigration through the Express Entry system; however, applicants with lower CRS scores may choose to do so. The overall score of provincial nominees is automatically increased by 600 points. The lowest-scoring applicants in the most recent Alberta draw who are nominated will have fresh CRS scores of 900, which is more than enough to be invited to the next Express Entry draw.

Eligibility for the Alberta Express Entry Stream

  1. You must have work experience in an eligible occupation to be eligible for the provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream.
  2. The AINP presents a list of occupations that are not qualified for the stream rather than a list of occupations that are. In addition to cooking, transport truck driving, and supervising food services, many applicants are in this stream.
  3. Your chances of being nominated are increased by things like work experience, Canadian education, and job offers in Alberta. Having a parent, child, or sibling who already resides in Alberta is also advantageous.

Streams for workers

AAIP Stream Number of applications in the queue (approximate) The AAIP is assessing applications received before (approximately)
Alberta Opportunity Stream Approximately 970 September 19, 2022 Applications received after this date has not yet been assigned to an officer for assessment.
Alberta Express Entry Stream Approximately 290

These applications are treated as an Expression of Interest and are not reviewed based on the date of submission.

Accelerated Tech Pathway applications are priority processed

Rural Renewal Stream Not available due to low application volumes. Not available due to low application volumes.

Volumes of applications by occupation

The following occupations receive a lot of applications for the AAIP's worker streams. Processing of these applications could take longer.

6311 Food service supervisors
6211 Retail sales supervisors
6322 Cooks
1241 Administrative assistants
7511 Transport truck drivers
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2173 Software engineers and designers
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
1223 Human Resources and recruitment officers
1221 Administrative Officers
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