Alberta has updated their official site and disclosed the invitation round statistics. According to it, the province has issued a total of 3,357 invitations to apply in 2019, so far. The province has conducted 14 draws through the PNP’s Express Entry-aligned immigration stream for the candidates in the EE pool. The required CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score for all the selection rounds ranged between 300-400 and candidates need to have experience in a skilled occupation that is in-demand in Alberta labour market.
It is rare to see any province accepting candidates with CRS scores as low as 300. But Alberta has sent the most number of invitations to the applicants with a CRS above 400. Especially in the past two months, the minimum score to get an invitation was 400 (in most of the draws). Refer to the table below!
|Draw date||Number Invitations Sent||CRS score of the Lowest Ranked Candidate|
|July 6, 2018||155||302|
|July 26, 2018||67||302|
|August 23, 2018||24||312|
|September 14, 2018||152||301|
|October 10, 2018||47||319|
|October 16, 2018||94||304|
|November 6, 2018||57||302|
|January 10, 2019||337||300|
|January 25, 2019||81||301|
|February 1, 2019||168||301|
|February 22, 2019||130||302|
|March 5, 2019||473||400|
|March 12, 2019||462||400|
|March 15, 2019||106||300|
|March 19, 2019||271||400|
|March 26, 2019||370||400|
|April 2, 2019||356||400|
|April 9, 2019||172||300|
|April 15, 2019||179||400|
|April 24, 2019||133||400|
|May 2, 2019||119||400|
Alberta offers a great opportunity for the skilled workers who are in the pool but unable to reach the Federal cut-off, that is currently ranging between 450- 455. Although there are high chances that the score will eventually come down, it is still a challenge for many candidates with CRS below 430 or 400.
Thanks to the Alberta PNP, many of our customers who had a score of around 400 (such as 403, 405, 409) and received invitations for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
Furthermore, Alberta has mentioned that the applications under the following occupations will take longer to process as these profiles make up over half of the AINP’s application inventory. It means these occupations are currently popular in the provincial labour market. As a result, qualified skilled workers are getting an invitation first. Take a look!
Food service supervisors – 6311
Cooks – 6322
Transport truck drivers – 7511
Administrative assistants – 1241
Retail sales supervisors – 6211
Administrative officers – 1221
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers – 1311
Social and community service workers – 4212
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses – 3012
Professional occupations in business management consulting – 1122
Do you hold experience in the above-mentioned occupations? If yes, do not delay to contact us. For candidates who do not have the experience, no need to worry because Alberta has an in-demand list that comprises various other occupations. To know more, give us a call today!
Here is a list of 18 major industries that thrive in Alberta’s labour market!
Accommodation and Food Services Industry
Business, Building and Other Support Services Industry
Educational Services Industry
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Industry
Health Care and Social Assistance Industry
Information, Culture and Recreation Industry
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction Industry
Other Services Industry
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Industry
Public Administration Industry
Retail Trade Industry
Transportation and Warehousing Industry
- Utility Industry
- Wholesale Trade Industry
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In 2017, Alberta’s real GDP by industry grew by 4.9%– the largest gain among the provinces. In June 2018, the Employment rates rose by 1.5%. Alberta welcomed 6,638 net international migrants. It is evident that Opportunities are immense in Alberta, primarily for skilled workers.
1st March 2019, AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) announces a proposal to bring 40,000 newcomers to rural communities by 2024. It’s not only the rural suburbs, but the province is expecting the immigrants to live and work in and around the capital of Edmonton.
As the Alberta government is eager to welcome more immigrants to fill labour shortages, they are reforming the immigration policies and making it more easy for the foreign workers.
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