Alberta Express Entry Stream

Last updated: 29 April 2022

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The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province of Alberta to nominate qualified candidates from the Government of Canada's Express Entry pool. Under Alberta Express Entry Stream qualified candidates may be selected for nomination through general draws or if they highly skilled tech professionals under an Accelerated Tech pathway.

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You may get selected for the Alberta Advantage Immigrant Program, formerly known as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), if you have strong ties to Alberta or if you can help support the government’s economic development and diversification priorities.

If you are nominated by a Canadian province, you receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry candidate pool.

International graduates who have completed their studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution may also be considered under this stream.

General Express Entry Stream Selection Criteria

You can only apply to the Alberta Express Entry stream after receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from the province. Eligible candidates will be contacted directly by the AAIP through their Express Entry profile.

Only those Express Entry candidates who receive an invitation, or NOI letter from the AAIP can submit an application for a provincial nomination under the Alberta Express Entry Stream.

The AAIP will select candidates based on the self-declared information in their Express Entry profile.

You may receive a NOI if you:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool;
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta;
  • Are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification; and
  • Have a minimum CRS score of 300.

In addition, the AAIP is more likely to select you if you have one or more adaptability factors. You must:

  • Have a valid Alberta job offer and/or work experience; and/or
  • Be a graduate of an Alberta post-secondary institution with a valid Alberta job offer; and/or
  • Have Parent, child, brother and/or sister who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta.

You must receive an email request to submit an application to apply to the program.

Factors that may decrease the chances of receiving a NOI letter include:

Draw dateMinimum CRS scoreNumber of NOIs Issued
April 14, 2022356250
March 8, 2022325350
March 22, 2022318350
February 1, 2022340400
January 18, 2022346350
January 5, 2022327250
Draw dateMinimum CRS scoreNumber of NOIs Issued
December 14, 2021351150
November 24, 2021350100
November 9, 2021343200
October 26, 2021300248

October 12, 2021

September 30, 2021300275
September 21, 2021300450
September 14, 2021300385
September 7, 2021300500
August 30, 2021301400
August 23, 2021300450
August 10, 2021300396
July 27, 2021300148
July 14, 2021301181
June 29, 2021302148
June 16, 2021300184
June 5, 2021300191
May 18, 2021301250
May 5, 2021300250
April 20, 2021301200
April 6, 2021302


March 26, 2021301300
March 2, 2021301200
February 16, 2021



February 10, 2021


January 28, 2021360100
January 8, 202140650
Draw dateMinimum CRS scoreNumber of NOIs Issued
June 17, 2020303187
July 7, 2020303187
May 27, 2020300148
May 13, 2020300191
April 29, 2020322200
April 14, 2020353200
April 1, 2020381120
March 18, 2020300138
March 4, 2020300100
February 20, 2020300150
January 29,2020300150
January 22, 2020350201
January 9, 2020350150
December 5, 2019400132
November 6, 2019400148
October 30, 201935029
October 24, 2019300372
October 9, 2019350115
September 25, 2019400374
September 18, 2019350139
September 11, 2019302339
August 28, 2019400294
August 15, 2019400121
August 7, 201935235
July 31, 2019400319
July 24, 2019303220
July 17, 2019400251
July 10, 2019425180
June 21, 2019300262
May 15, 2019301197
May 2, 2019400119
April 24, 2019400133
April 15, 2019400179
April 9, 2019300172
April 2, 2019400356
March 26, 2019400370
March 19, 2019400271
March 15, 2019300106
March 12, 2019400462
March 5, 2019400473
February 22, 2019302130
February 1, 2019301168
January 25, 201930181
January 10, 2019300337
November 6, 201830257
October 16, 201830494
October 10, 201831947
September 14, 2018301152
August 23, 201831224
July 26, 201830267
July 6, 2018302155
July 26, 201830267

Accelerated Tech Pathway Selection Criteria

Applicants who are currently working or have a job offer with an Alberta-based tech industry employer in a qualifying technology occupation may be selected under the Accelerated Tech Pathway, a fast-track immigration program for technology workers from across Canada and overseas.

To be considered for this stream, Express Entry candidates must:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300;
  • Have a full-time job (minimum 30 hours per week) or job offer in Alberta with an Alberta technology employer in an occupation; 
  • Complete an online form with the AAIP providing information about their Express Entry profile and their tech job in Alberta once they determine that they meet these assessment criteria .

Once a candidate submits the online form, the AAIP then verifies that they meet the minimum eligibility criteria to apply. 

Candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria will receive an email from the AAIP inviting them to submit a complete application to be considered for a nomination. 

Completed applications are placed in a pool of eligible applications. These applications are then reviewed by the AAIP for provincial nomination.

NOC CodeTitle
0013Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
0112Human resources managers
0013Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
0112Human resources managers
0131Telecommunication carriers manager
0211Engineering managers
0212Architecture and science managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0601Corporate sales managers
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1121Human resources professionals
1223Human resources and recruitment officers
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242Industrial electricians
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers

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