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How Does the Alberta Express Entry Stream Work?

The Alberta Express Entry Stream is a relatively new program. The
Alberta Express Entry Stream is a passive program, which means that you do not make an application unless you are contacted to do so. If you do not hear from them, then they are not interested in your profile. If selected, you are notified through your portal and given a specific timeline to contact AINP to complete application forms. If the deadline is not met you will not be eligible for the nomination.

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:

  • Your Express Entry profile expires in 3 months or less
  • You are working in one of the following occupations:
Legislators
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary
education
Managers in social, community and correctional services
Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
Escort agency managers, massage parlour managers
Secondary school teachers
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
Professional occupations in religion
Authors and writers
Musicians and singers
Actors and comedians
Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
Court officers and justices of the peace
Dental laboratory assistants/bench workers
Early childhood educators who do not have certification through
Alberta Children’s Services – Child Care Staff Certification Office or
who have been certified as child development assistant (formerly Level 1)
Other instructors
Other religious occupations
Other performers, not elsewhere classified
Artisans and craftspersons
Athletes
Real estate agents and salespersons
Home child care providers
Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
Casin occupations
Other personal service occupations
Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
Trappers and hunters
Other sales related occupations
Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
Other service support occupations, not elsewhere classified
Harvesting labourers
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
Mine labourers
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Engineering managers
Architecture and science managers
Computer and information systems managers
Corporate sales managers

Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
Purchasing agents and officers
Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
Purchasing agents and officers
Geoscientists and oceanographers
Civil engineers
Electrical and electronic engineers
Construction estimators
Industrial designers
Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and
erecting trades and related occupations
Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
Ironworkers
Electricians (except industrial and power system)
Industrial electricians
Plumbers
Carpenters
Insulators
Motor vehicle body repairers
Crane operators
(except all terrain crane operators)
  • Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
  • They will also refuse to process applications, if it is for a position under NOC 7271 – Scaffolders, NOC 7293 – Insulators, for which the work duration is greater than 6 months.
  • They may also refuse to process applications if it is for a position that has a high volume of submissions across all AINP streams (currently listed as)
    • 6311 – Food service supervisors
    • 6322 – Cooks
    • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
    • 1241 – Administrative assistants
    • 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
    • 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
    • 1221 – Administrative officers
    • 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
    • 4212 – Social and community service workers
    • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants