Alberta Express entry stream immigration Draws invites 403 candidates

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 23/Aug/2023

Alberta's recent immigration draws for the Express Entry stream of Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) opened on August 15, 16, and 22, 2023. These invitation rounds saw a total of 403 immigration candidates being invited to apply for provincial nomination with a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score range of 303-408 points. The CRS scores required for these draws varied based on the criteria.

New Alberta PNP Draw Results  15, 16 and 22 August 

Date of draw

Number of Notification of Interest letters sent

Draw parameters

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of lowest ranked candidate who received a Notification of Interest letter

August 22, 2023


Priority sector - Construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500


August 16, 2023


Priority sector - Tourism and hospitality occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500


August 15, 2023


Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above





AAIP- Express Entry stream

The Alberta PNP - Express Entry stream is a pathway designed by the province of Alberta in Canada to assess and subsequently, nominate eligible applicants for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) through the federal Express Entry system. This stream is part of the Alberta PNP and allows the province to select skilled workers who have shown their interest in living and working in Alberta.

Under the Express Entry stream, Alberta finds candidates from the federal Express Entry pool who possess the skills and experience required to contribute to the province's economy and labour market. Candidates who receive a provincial nomination through this stream are awarded 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points in the EE system, thus, considerably increasing their chances of receiving an invitation to apply for Canadian PR visa from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This is possibly the only program that invites candidates even with the lowest CRS score, i.e. just 300 points. Hence, it is one of the easiest pathways to apply for and obtain the PR visa in Canada.

The Alberta PNP - Express Entry stream functions through various immigration draws, targeting specific occupations or sectors based on Alberta's economic priorities.

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