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Alberta Express Entry Stream (AEE)

Alberta Express Entry Stream

  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.E: Express Entry
  • N.O.I: Notification of Interest

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The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows Alberta to nominate a limited number of qualified candidates from Federal Express Entry System (➨page). 

Applicants 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 AAIP through their Express Entry profile. 

The AAIP will select candidates from the pool of candidates in Express Entry system based on the self-declared information in their Express Entry profile.  So in order to apply under this program, you should have created and accepted to the pool of Express Entry.

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The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Alberta Express Entry Stream:

1- Eligibility for an Active Express Entry Profile

You must have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool. In order to be accepted to the Express Entry Pool, you must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following three economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (➨Page)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (➨Page)
  • Canadian Experience Class (➨Page)
In your Express Entry Profile, you must have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.

2- Minimum CRS Score

In order to be considered under AAIP Express Entry stream, your CRS score (➨page) must be at least 300.

3- Work Experience

You must be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
There is no available published list of occupations for the occupations already invited, but there is some information that could hint to possible in-demand occupations in the province.

The following are a few of the occupations with a forecasted labour shortage of more than 3000 workers by year 2030 (➨

  • Receptionists
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • Administrative assistants
  • Home building and renovation managers
  • General office support workers
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • Petroleum engineers

There is also a shortage of Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses until at least 2024.

4- Ineligible Occupations

Your primary occupation cannot be on the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list.

List of Ineligible Occupations
NOC Code Occupation TEER
00010 Legislators 0
40021 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education 0
40030 Managers in social, community and correctional services 0
40041 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers 0
60040* Escort agency managers, massage parlour managers 0
41100 Judges 1
41220 Secondary school teachers 1
41221 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 1
51111 Authors and writers (except technical) 1
51122 Musicians and singers 1
42200* Justices of the peace 2
42202* Early childhood educators who do not have certification through Alberta Children's Services – Child Care Staff Certification Office or who have been certified as Level 1 Early Childhood Educator (formerly Child Development Assistant) 2
43100 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 3
43109 Other instructors 3
53121 Actors, comedians and circus performers 3
53122 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists 3
53124 Artisans and craftspersons 3
53200 Athletes 3
63101 Real estate agents and salespersons 3
33100* Dental laboratory assistants/bench workers 3
44100 Home child care providers 4
44101 Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations 4
64321 Casino occupations 4
55109 Other performers 5
65109 Other sales related occupations 5
65211 Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport 5
65229 Other support occupations in personal services 5
65329 Other service support occupations 5
75200 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs 5
85101 Harvesting labourers 5
85102 Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers 5
85104 Trappers and hunters 5
85110 Mine labourers 5
85121 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers 5

5- Adaptability factors

In addition to the minimum requirements, the AAIP is more likely to select candidates with one or more of the following adaptability factors:
  • A valid Alberta job offer
  • Being a graduate of an Alberta post-secondary institution
  • Parent, child, brother and/or sister who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta (related to you or your spouse or common-law partner)
  • French as first language
  • Express Entry profile valid for more than 5 months

The AAIP will send or consider sending Notifications of Interest based on the following priorities:

  • Family ties and primary occupation in demand (%25 of invitations))
  • Dedicated Healthcare Pathway: Physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, physician assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and clinical social workers. Applicants must have an Alberta Job offer and meet the minimum regulatory body requirements. (%30 of invitations)
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway (%25 of invitations) (➨Page)
  • Priority sectors: agriculture, construction, tourism, and hospitality (%20 of invitations)

6- Ineligibility

You may not be eligible to apply under the Alberta Express Entry Stream if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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Step 1: Create Express Entry Profile

For a chance to be invited to apply under AAIP Express Entry Stream, you must create an Express Entry Profile (➨page) for yourself.  Within your Express Entry profile make sure you have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.

Since you are eligible under one of the three economic immigration programs, you will be accepted into the pool of candidates.

Candidates must receive by email a Notification of Interest letter (request to submit an application to apply to the program). If the AAIP does not ask you to submit an application, you are not eligible for consideration under this stream.

Check your CRS score (➨page) and then compare with previous rounds of AAIP invitations listed in the table on the right to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round. You may calculate your score using the online CRS tool at (➨

Recent Draws – Alberta Express Entry Stream
Date of Draw No. of NOI Min. CRS
Jun 18, 2024 73 301
May 28, 2024 99 302
May 1, 2024 40 305
Apr 17, 2024 49 305
Mar 19, 2024 41 304
Mar 5, 2024 34 303

Step 2: Submit Application to AAIP

If you receive a Notification of Interest letter from Alberta, you must email a copy of the letter to the AAIP at [email protected] within two (2) 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 AAIP applications/nominations (if applicable).

If you are selected to apply, the AAIP will send you an email with a link to the AAIP online portal.

Your application will only be considered for assessment while your federal Express Entry profile is active. Once your Express Entry profile is no longer available for nomination, you will no longer be eligible under this stream with your current application.

Submit Online Application:
Official Program Guide:
AAIP Application Fee:
$840 CAD
Processing Time:
Document Checklist:

780-6382843, 780-6447534
[email protected]
An AAIP officer will contact you by email or phone if additional information is needed to assess your application and will tell you how to send the information.
If your application is approved, you will receive a nomination certificate through the Express Entry portal. The AAIP will also email you a nomination certificate that you should retain for your records.

You must accept the nomination within thirty (30) days after it is issued through the Express Entry portal in order to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

When you accept a nomination, you are awarded 600 additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨page). This will help you quickly get invited to apply for permanent residence through your Express Entry profile.

Step 3: Apply for Permanent Residence

You can only apply for permanent residence (➨page) through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply your online Express Entry profile.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for sixty (60) days only.

Apply for a Temporary Work Permit

If you have an employer in Canada and your current work permit will expire within 180 days (approximately six months), at the time of nomination, AAIP may include a work permit support letter in your nomination package. This letter permits you to apply for a work permit from the federal government without the need for an LMIA (➨

For those of you who are in Alberta on a valid work permit, once you submit your complete PR application, you may apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨page). This will let you continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

Step 4: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada’ (➨page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

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