Alberta Express Entry Stream

Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Alberta Express Entry Stream lets Alberta choose skilled people from IRCC. In this system, Alberta will invite you to apply for AAIP selection. Also, AAIP selects people who have a strong profile and can grow the province. Further, Express Entry (EE) applicants selected by a province get an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. Finally, if selected you will get an NOI to apply for permanent residence.

Who will get selected?

Applicants will be selected from the Express Entry pool. and get a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter in their federal Express Entry profile. You too can apply, if you get NOI under Alberta Express Entry Stream.

AAIP selects applicants as per the data given in their Express Entry profile. And selects foreign students who have completed their studies in Alberta.

You will get a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter if:

  • Firstly, have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Secondly, show an interest in moving to Alberta.
  • Also, are in a job that benefits the labour market needs of Alberta.
  • Finally, have a minimum CRS score of 300.

Your chances of getting an NOI are high if:

  • You have a job offer or work experience from Alberta.
  • Have completed your studies in Alberta.
  • Have a relative (parent, child, brother and/or sister)

AAIP sees your profile as weak if:

  • Your Express Entry profile will expire in 3 months or less.
  • You are working in a job:
    • Which is on the ‘Alberta high wage and low wage job list’.
    • Which is on the list of occupations ineligible under AAIP [See table below].
    • With a high number of submissions in all AAIP streams.

AAIP will not process your profile if:

  • You have more than one active nomination and it has not expired or is extended under AAIP. Because you can have just 1 AAIP Nomination Certificate.
  • AAIP does not allow you to apply for some time. If you apply during this time then AAIP will reject your profile. So, you need to update your Express Entry profile for selection after the restriction is over.
  • If your occupation falls under the ineligible occupations list.

Ineligible occupations for Alberta Advanced Immigration Program (AAIP)

Individuals working in the following occupations at the time of application and assessment can not apply for or be nominated under the Alberta Opportunity Stream and or Alberta Express Entry Stream.

NOC Code (2016) NOC Skill Level Occupation
0011 0 Legislators
0422 0 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0423 0 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0432 0 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0651* 0 Escort agency managers, massage parlour managers
4031 A Secondary school teachers
4032 A Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4154 A Professional occupations in religion
5121 A Authors and writers
5133 A Musicians and singers
5135 A Actors and comedians
5136 A Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
1227 B Court officers and justices of the peace
3223* B Dental laboratory assistants/bench workers
4214* B Early childhood educators who do not have certification through Alberta Children’s Services – Child Care Staff Certification Office or who have been certified as child development assistant (formerly Level 1)
4216 B Other instructors
4217 B Other religious occupations
5232 B Other performers, not elsewhere classified
5244 B Artisans and craftspersons
5251 B Athletes
6232 B Real estate agents and salespersons
4411 C Home child care providers
4412 C Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
4413 C Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
6533 C Casino occupations
6564 C Other personal service occupations
7513 C Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
8442 C Trappers and hunters
6623 D Other sales related occupations
6722 D Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6742 D Other service support occupations, not elsewhere classified
8611 D Harvesting labourers
8612 D Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8613 D Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
8614 D Mine labourers