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Alberta Targets Healthcare and Construction Workers

Alberta conducts draws through the Express Entry-linked stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, issuing 146 invitations targeting healthcare and construction occupations.

Healthcare Draw Details

A draw on February 6 targeted healthcare workers with an Alberta job offer, issuing 44 invitations with a minimum CRS score of 302. A similar draw on January 30 saw 22 invitations issued with a lowest score of 312.

Construction Draw Details

On February 1, a draw targeted construction occupations with an Alberta job offer, issuing 80 invitations with a minimum score of 382.

Allocation Status and Expectations

Alberta reached its allocation of 9,750 provincial nominations for 2023 and awaits its 2024 allocation, expected to be over 10,000.

High Demand Occupations

Certain occupations have seen a high number of applications, potentially leading to longer processing times. These include:

  • Food service supervisors

  • Cooks

  • Retail sales supervisors

  • Administrative assistants

  • Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations

  • Transport truck drivers

  • Administrative officers

  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

  • Early childhood educators and assistants

  • Software engineers and designers

Requirements for Alberta Express Entry

Eligibility criteria for receiving a notification of interest include having an active Express Entry profile, an interest in immigrating to Alberta, working in a supportive occupation, and a minimum CRS score of 300.

Factors Affecting Chances

Factors that may improve chances include a job offer from an Albertan employer, Canadian post-secondary education, or having a relative in Alberta. Conversely, factors decreasing chances include an expiring Express Entry profile or working in an ineligible occupation.

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