Alberta Express Entry Stream

Last updated: 25 November 2021


Canada Provincial Nominee Immigration Program (PNP)

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)'s Express Entry Stream allows the province of Alberta to nominate eligible candidates from the Government of Canada’s Express Entry pool.


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Overview

You may get selected for the 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. 

How the AINP selects Express Entry Candidates 

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 AINP through their Express Entry profile. 

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

The AINP 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 AINP 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:

Alberta Express Entry Draws 

Draw date
Minimum CRS score 
Number of NOIs Issued
November 9, 2021
343
200
October 26, 2021
300
248

October 12, 2021

300
293
September 30, 2021
300
275
September 21, 2021
300
450
September 14, 2021
300
385
September 7, 2021
300
500
August 30, 2021
301
400
August 23, 2021
300
450
August 10, 2021
300
396
July 27, 2021
300
148
July 14, 2021
301
181
June 29, 2021
302
148
June 16, 2021
300
184
June 5, 2021
300
191
May 18, 2021
301
250
May 5, 2021
300
250
April 20, 2021
301
200
April 6, 2021
302

200

March 26, 2021
301
300
March 2, 2021
301
200
February 16, 2021

352

159

February 10, 2021

301

200
January 28, 2021
360
100
January 8, 2021
406
50
June 17, 2020
303
187
July 7, 2020
303
187
May 27, 2020
300
148
May 13, 2020
300
191
April 29, 2020
322
200
April 14, 2020
353
200
April 1, 2020
381
120
March 18, 2020
300
138
March 4, 2020
300
100
February 20, 2020
300
150
January 29,2020
300
150
January 22, 2020
350
201
January 9, 2020
350
150
December 5, 2019
400
132
November 6, 2019
400
148
October 30, 2019
350
29
October 24, 2019
300
372
October 9, 2019
350
115
September 25, 2019
400
374
September 18, 2019
350
139
September 11, 2019
302
339
August 28, 2019
400
294
August 15, 2019
400
121
August 7, 2019
352
35
July 31, 2019
400
319
July 24, 2019
303
220
July 17, 2019
400
251
July 10, 2019
425
180
June 21, 2019
300
262
May 15, 2019
301
197
May 2, 2019
400
119
April 24, 2019
400
133
April 15, 2019
400
179
April 9, 2019
300
172
April 2, 2019
400
356
March 26, 2019
400
370
March 19, 2019
400
271
March 15, 2019
300
106
March 12, 2019
400
462
March 5, 2019
400
473
February 22, 2019
302
130
February 1, 2019
301
168
January 25, 2019
301
81
January 10, 2019
300
337
November 6, 2018
302
57
October 16, 2018
304
94
October 10, 2018
319
47
September 14, 2018
301
152
August 23, 2018
312
24
July 26, 2018
302
67
July 6, 2018
302
155
July 26, 2018
302
67


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