Alberta's AAIP Draws 442 Invitations Issued in Latest Round

Alberta’s AAIP Draws 442 Invitations Issued in Latest Round

Alberta’s AAIP Draws 442 Invitations Issued in Latest Round On September 21, 2023, Alberta shared some important news about its recent draws conducted under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). These draws took place on September 12th and September 14th, 2023, and they were carried out under the Alberta Express Entry Stream.

In total, 442 skilled immigrants were given the opportunity to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence visas. These invitations were extended to candidates who fell into two categories: those in the “Priority sector – Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer” and those with “Family connections and primary occupations in high demand.” To be eligible, candidates needed to meet specific Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements, which were set at 383 and 301, respectively. Here are the details for each draw, including the number of invitations issued and the minimum CRS scores required:

Draw 1:

Draw Type: Family Connections and Primary Occupation in Demand
Priority Sector: Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer
Date of Draw: September 14th, 2023
Invitations Issued: 142
Minimum CRS Score: 301
CRS Score Range: 300 – 500

Draw 2:

Draw Type: Priority sector – Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer
Date of Draw: September 12th, 2023
Invitations Issued: 300
Minimum CRS Score: 383
CRS Score Range: 300 – 500

Now, let’s shift our focus to the allocation plans of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AAIP) for 2023 and beyond.

As of September 14th, 2023, the AAIP has been authorized to issue a total of 9,750 nomination certificates for the year. These nominations are distributed across two pathways: Express Entry and non-Express Entry. However, it’s important to note that these numbers may undergo changes based on application volumes and utilization projections. Notably, there are expectations of an annual nomination allocation exceeding 10,000 in both 2024 and 2025. Nevertheless, these plans remain subject to sudden adjustments depending on fluctuations in applications and the utilization of nomination allocations throughout 2023.

If you’re interested in applying for an Alberta Express Entry PNP nomination, here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Review Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria.

2. Prepare Documents: Gather the required documents and create an Expression of Interest (EOI) in your active Express Entry profile.

3. Express Interest in Alberta: Indicate Alberta as your intended province and wait for AARP’s Draw.

4. Receive Notification: If your profile aligns with Alberta’s labor market needs, you may receive a Notification of Interest (NOI).

5. Submit Application: Upon receiving the NOI, apply with the necessary documents and a $500 CAD fee.

6. Alberta Assessment: Your application undergoes a two-step review, including eligibility and background checks.

7. Nomination Approval: If approved, Alberta Immigration notifies you and adds 600 points to your CRS Score.

8. Accept Nomination: Accept the nomination within 30 days, then apply for Canada PR with the required documents and fees.

9. IRCC Evaluation: A case processing officer reviews your PR application.

10. Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR): Upon approval, you will receive a COPR.

11. Visa Stamping: Submit your passport for visa stamping.

12. Head to Canada: It’s time to embark on your journey to Canada.

As of September 19, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has established the annual limits for the issuance of nomination certificates by the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). In the year 2023, the AAIP is authorized to issue a total of 9,750 nomination certificates. This allocation is divided between two main pathways: Express Entry and non-Express Entry. It is important to note that these allocations are subject to potential adjustments throughout the year. Notably, there are expectations of an increase in annual nomination allocations to surpass 10,000 in both 2024 and 2025.

However, it’s crucial to be aware that these plans are subject to change without prior notice. They are contingent upon various factors, including fluctuations in application volumes and the projected utilization of nomination allocations throughout 2023.

At present, the AAIP’s allocations for 2023 are undergoing a review process, and further details can be found in the Streams for Worker section. To provide a summary of the 2023 allocations by AAIP stream or pathway:

Non-Express Entry StreamsAllocations (Total: 4,875)
Alberta Opportunity Stream: 4,240
Rural Renewal Stream: 630
All Entrepreneur streams: 5

Express Entry Stream and Pathways Allocations (Total: 4,875)
Family Connection and Occupation in Demand: 1,219
Accelerated Tech Pathway: 1,219
Dedicated Healthcare Pathway: 1,462
Sector Priorities (including construction, agriculture, hospitality, and tourism): 975

The total allocation for 2023 is set at 9,750 nomination certificates. As of now, 7,752 nomination certificates have been issued in the year 2023. Please note that these figures and plans are subject to change as per the evolving needs and circumstances of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

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