Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows Alberta to nominate a limited number of qualified candidates from IRCC”s Express Entry system.

The AINP has announced that they will target candidates who have demonstrated strong ties to Alberta or “ who can help support the government’s economic development and diversification priorities” means they will also invite people from outside Canada with no job offer and connection to the Canada.

International graduates who have completed their studies from Canadian post-secondary institutions may also be asked to submit an application under this stream.

Selection from Express Entry pool and Notification of Interest process for AINP :

Based on available profile information in the Express Entry portal, Alberta may select candidates and send them a Notification of Interest letter in their federal Express Entry profile. This information is self-declared by candidates in the Express Entry pool.

You may receive a Notification of Interest letter 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 Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300.

If you have one or more of the following adaptability factors, this may increase your likelihood of receiving a Notification of Interest letter :

  • Alberta job offer and/or work experience
  • A graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • A relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child, brother and/or sister

If you meet one or more of the following factors, this may decrease your likelihood of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:

If you receive a Notification of Interest letter from Alberta, you must email a copy of the letter to the AINP at albertaexpressentry@gov.ab.ca within two weeks of receiving it in your federal Express Entry profile. You must also provide your Express Entry profile number and status information about current and past AINP applications/nominations (if applicable).

The AINP will confirm your information and may send you an email requesting you to submit an application, including a form to fill out and a document checklist listing all required documents. There is no fee to submit an application.

How AINP conducts selection draws :

AINP conducts draws after a regular interval of time and invite candidates according to the required numbers as per their inventory level.

AINP Express Entry Draws:

Date of draw Number of NOIs issued Lowest CRS candidate
06-Jul-18 155 302
26-Jul-18 67 302
23-Aug-18 24 312
14-Sep-18 152 301
10-Oct-18 47 319
16-Oct-18 94 304
06-Nov-18 57 302
10-Jan-19 337 300
25-Jan-19 81 301
01-Feb-19 168 301
22-Feb-19 130 302
05-Mar-19 473 400
12-Mar-19 462 400
15-Mar-19 106 300
19-Mar-19 271 400
26-Mar-19 370 400
02-Apr-19 356 400
09-Apr-19 172 300
15-Apr-19 179 400
24-Apr-19 133 400
02-May-19 119 400
15-May-19 197 301
21-June-19 262 300
10-July-19 180 425
17-July-19 251 400
24-July-19 220 303
31-July-19 319 400
07-Aug-19 35 352

AINP Express Entry Targeted NOC  :

Although, AINP has not declared any list for occupation in demand but candidates with following NOC have received NOI in recent past.

  • NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers.
  • NOC 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers.
  • NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers.
  • NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation.
  • NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting.
  • NOC 1215 – Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling    co-ordination occupations.
  • NOC 1221 – Administrative officers.
  • NOC 1241 – Administrative assistants.
  • NOC 1242 – Legal administrative assistants.
  • NOC 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • NOC 2132 – Mechanical engineers.
  • NOC 2145 – Petroleum engineers.
  • NOC 2173 – Software engineers and designers.
  • NOC 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians.
  • NOC 2282 – User support technicians.    
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses.
  • NOC 4011 – University instructor.
  • NOC 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants.
  • NOC 7245 – Telecommunications line and cable workers.
  • NOC 7246 – Telecommunications installation and repair workers.
  • NOC 8232 – Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers.

AINP is inviting candidates according to their economy and job market priorities.So, the list of NOC will keep changing.

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80 Responses

    1. You cannot apply directly. You have to create express entry profile and while selecting destination province either select Alberta or all province.
      Remember to be eligible, your CRS should be above 300 and your EE profile should not expire in next 3 months. AINP will issue you a notification of interest in your profile if they find it suitable.
      Thanks for subscribing.

      1. Jasvinder kaur

        Hey hi
        My husband works for food industry and is senior supply manager. Would his occupation belong to NOC 0631 ??
        NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers.

        Thanks

    1. Geet

      I have to submit documents within 30 days for further nomination. I am married but my divorce case s still going on in the court, therefore, I cannot submit spouse documents, what should I do now?

  1. Zinia Zaman

    Age 36
    B.s.s (hons)in social welfare
    M.S.S. in Social Welfare
    B.ed
    Working as a Senior Teacher at Motijheel Model School And College till 2012

    1. You will have CRS of 432 considering you will score (8777) band in IELTS and applying without spouse.
      432 is not sufficient to get a direct ITA. You have to apply through province nomination.
      If your NOC is 4214 – early childhood education and assistance. You can seek a nomination from AINP. Check you NOC from below link. Remember your job responsibilities should match and designation doesn’t matter.
      https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/find-national-occupation-code.html
      You can bring your child to Canada, it doesn’t affect your points.
      Before you apply you need an valid IELTS score ( minimum 6 band in each module required to be eligible)and Education Credentials Assessment.

  2. Varun

    Hi,
    I’m 40 years old and living in Paris..
    I’m working as supervisor in 5 star hotel in Paris since 2011..
    I would like to apply for PR of Canada..
    What is the procedure for French resident??

    Regards

    1. Firstly , are you a francophone. If yes then it will certainly increase your chance.
      Secondly , what is your education level and marital status.
      Lastly either share some of your job responsibilities or try to find your noc from here

      https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/find-national-occupation-code.html
      Please provide following information, it will easy for us to calculate overall scope of your profile.

  3. Angie

    Can I still apply for it if I don’t have a high school level?
    I’ve been working as assistant store manager for the past year and half.

  4. Yosvany

    Jhello

    I am 40, yeats old, te le comunicar ion a and electrónica engineer and telematics máster degree.

    Can apply?

    1. 2 degrees are fine but you need to get CLB 9 (L-8,S-7,R-7,W-7) in IELTS to cross 300 mark in CRS and to be eligible for AINP. As your are appearing for IELTS next month , also try to get ready your ECA, so that you can seek a NOI from AINP.

  5. Samuel

    I have 2 bachelor degrees though I have not sat for IELTS exam. I will be writing my exam next month July

  6. Joy pancobilla

    Hello I have 11 years working experience as accounting staff and 5 years experience as payroll officer. Do I have a chance to work there?

  7. SAM

    Hello I’m 42 yrs. Old, I’m working before at mc Donalds Phil’s as a crew chief, crew trainor. for 4yrs. And then I go abroad here in Dubai, I work as a service crew in Hardee’s restaurant for 4yrs, and now I’m in the office as office assistant and I’m almost 9yrs now here up to present, I’m under graduate, I took up bachelor in science in business administration, only in 3rd yr and I stop bcoz of lack of money, do I have a chance, thanks!

    1. If you had graduation, then only you were able to score of 300 crs ( a condition for AINP ) with higher IELTS score because you are losing majority of your points due to age. However, many other PNP don’t have such boundation. Could you please share your NOC to check eligibility for other PNP.

  8. Jibola

    my wife is Accountant with NOC 1111,is she eligible? she is 34yrs,10 years experience in banking but doesnt speak french?

    1. If you are talking about AINP, then currently she don’t have any chance as her NOC is not in demand but if she has master’s education, then CLB-9 in IELTS can bring her a federal ITA.

  9. Prashant Thanki

    hello i am 35 year old and having experience in purchase & in international sourcing and marketing,
    and i have overall and relevant experience 10 years, i have my relatives in Alberta, am i eligible to apply under ** A relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child, brother and/or sister ** this.
    pls advise.

  10. Ify

    I am an electrical engineer with 13 years experience. I am 43 years old and I have a brother leaving in Alberta. I have ECA already and my IELTS score is R 6, W 7, S 7, L 7. What are my chances of immigrating?

    1. Dear IFY,
      AINP do give preference to the candidates having connection to Alberta but remember you need to have crs score of 300. To calculate CRS score, I need to know if you are married if yes, then what is your spouse’s education level and ielts score.

      1. IFY

        I am married and my wife has BSc in Banking and finance. She has not taken IELTS yet. I have tried calculating my CRS score with IELTS (L,W,S,R-8,7,7,7) and saw that it got to 334 points even with my wife not writing IELTS. My concern is with my NOC code 2133- Electrical Engineer since i have not seen anyone who has been nominated with the same NOC code.

        1. Dear IFY
          You are right but AINP don’t have any defined list of occupation in demand.They also give preference to people with adaptability factors because retention percentage of such applicants are very high.
          If we talk about CRS as per my calculation, you are only scoring 278 points.You can re verify on CIC website.
          The only option for you is to improve your Ielts specially L-8 and R-7. Remember you are losing points on age.
          Thanks

  11. Joann

    Hi, i am 37 years old, Married with 2 kids. BS Industrial Engineering graduate but working as an admin assistant for 11 years.

    Am i eligible to apply? Please advise. Thanks

    1. Dear Joann
      Admin assistant is in demand in AINP but to be eligible you need to have CRS score of 300. To attain this score you need a decent score in Ielts (atleast 6.5 in each module). Being a married applicant you can also get some points for your spouse education and ielts.

  12. Bryn

    Hello, I would love to know my chances of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:

    Age: 36
    Marital Status: Married
    Current Job: IT Support Staff for 11 years
    Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    Thank you

    1. Hello Bryn,
      There a lots of NOC for Computer science engineers but they have issued NOI to 2173 (Software engineers and designers ). IF you belongs to this NOC, then you certainly have a chance.What is your IELTS score, if you are good at english, try to get CLB 9 as CRS of above 400 will increase you chances. However, minimum requirement for AINP is CRS 300.

      1. Sumit

        Hello sir my name is sumit Sharma my age is 25 my higher education is Bachelor of arts and I am a cook I have experience approx 3 year can I apply immragation canada. How much chance to get immragation there.

  13. Md saidul islam

    Dear sir/madam, i from bangladesh, my passion your country in jobs. How do apply, please help me?

  14. Sumit

    Hello sir my name is sumit Sharma my age is 25 my higher education is Bachelor of arts and I am a cook I have experience approx 3 year can I apply immragation canada. How much chance to get immragation there.

    1. Hello Sumit,
      With 3 years years of experience and bachelor’s degree and IELTS score of CLB-9 (l-8,w-7,s-7,r-9) your CRS score will be 429. However with your NOC 6322 ( cooks), you have chance of getting province nomination or you can opt for a year distance course from IGNOU which will boost your CRS to 460.
      Better you complete you ECA and appear for IELTS and make Express entry profile. So that , if any Province start intake for your NOC you can apply immediately.

  15. Dear Sir,
    I am from Pakistan.I am working as a meter reader in Government’s electric company
    from 2000 (18yrs) duties Customer services, data collecting.I also have 2 yrs experience as section supervisor in same Company.
    Education-Bachelor of Arts + two yrs Herbalist Course
    Age-40
    IELTS- no
    Marital Status- Married
    Sir, I would love to know my chances
    Thanks

    1. Dear Mushtaq,
      You are not able to get direct ITA as you are loosing points on age.
      For PNP I need to know your job duties to figure out your NOC. Remember even with a good IELTS score you have a very less chances with PNP.
      Thanks.

  16. Yomi

    Hi good day, pls I want to know if I am eligible for AINP
    Age:27
    Occupation:tailoring with 4years experience
    Education:B.sc Economics
    IELTS:6.0

  17. bhorlar

    Hi,
    I’m a 44yr old lady married with 2 children. I’ve 20yrs sales and marketing experience in the banking sector. I have a friend resident in Alberta. I have my ECA and IELTS score is L8 S9 R8 W9. What are my chances with AINP?

      1. bhorlar

        I have B.Sc Hons in Economics (2nd class upper) and MBA verified by WES.
        Husband has 2 degrees but no ECA and IELTS yet

    1. Dear Bhorlar,
      With current IELTS score and ECA you can score over 350 CRS, I hope you have EE profile. If yes the please share your NOC code or some of the job duties. You cannot get any preference for friend in Alberta. Check if you can match with the one of the NOC in demand list.

  18. Dupe

    Hi, my CRS is 369. NOC 1241, 4212 and 4151. Do I have to be currently working in 1241 and 4212 to get NOI? Present NOC 4151

    1. If you have EE profile and selected Albert as one of the destination province. Then you have to wait, Ainp will issue a noi if they find your profile suitable.
      Remember your EE profile should not be expiring in next 3 months.

  19. Dupe

    Hi, my CRS is 369. NOC 1241, 4212 and 4151. Do I have to be currently working in 1241 and 4212 to get NOI? Present NOC 4151

    1. Shaija

      Hi, I am an hr and have total of 22 years of experience. What will be my noc and am I eligible for AINP. My IELTS score card is L-8.5, S- 7.5, W-6, R-6.5. what are my chances

  20. Hello
    My age is 29 and I have done B.com Graduate and I am software engineer. i have total 8 years experience in IT filed. Should i eligible for this ?

  21. Margaret

    I have an active profile. My Noc is 1221 and my crs is 350. I selected Alberta as the province I will like to be in. I have not gotten any NOI from them.
    Is there anything am doijg wrong?
    Please assist me.

  22. Margaret

    Hello,
    I am 34,I have over 6 years work experience. My crs is 350 and my NOC os 1241. Am married.
    I created my profile May 24th but did not get a NOI in the last draw. What do you think is the possible reason. I also chose Alberta specifically as a province.

    1. Dear Margaret,
      AINP is not issuing NOI to all NOC in each draw.Moreover, most of the candidates invites by AINP with CRS less than 400 has a connection to Alberta. SO, for people with no connection they are preferring people with crs more than 400.

  23. hello
    Iam ahmed from morocco 38 years old I am interested by your job spa receptipnist so I have a long experience in a spa here in a famous hotel palace as therapist hamman agent and a long experience of work in travel agency with guests i speak english and french
    so if you need my professional experience iam ready to work with you
    thanks

  24. Sleek A

    Hello
    My NOC is NOC 1242 – Legal administrative assistants.
    I Have been in the pool with CRS 445
    Alberta didnt pick me yet.

    1. Dear Sleek A
      AINP choose different NOC in each draw and they never disclose which NOC they have selected in a specific draw. Some time they already have sufficient application in a specific NOC.
      DO check if you have selected Alberta as one of the destination province and your profile should not be expiring in next 3 months.

  25. Meraj

    Hi,

    Please check my profile if I’m eligible for PNP or EE directly.

    TIA

    Age: 34
    Education: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
    Xp: 10 years (6 years in Tetra Pak)
    IELTS: L 8, R 8, W 7, S 7
    Wife::
    Age: 33
    Education: Bachelor’s in English
    Xp: 5 years as primary school teacher
    IELTS: L7, R 7, W 6, S 7.5

    TIA

  26. golokit

    Hello,

    I am age 28.
    Education :BSc Environmental management and Technology
    Work experience 5 years in social compliance field.
    I am not sure whether I could be fit to NOC 1122 and eligible for EE.
    And do i need to apply for PNP or they will select me from the pool ?
    please advise.
    thank you!

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