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Alberta Express Entry Stream: Navigating Your Way to Permanent Residency

Updated: May 13

Have you been dreaming of calling Alberta your permanent home? If you're a temporary foreign worker in Alberta with aspirations of staying for the long term, the Alberta Express Entry Stream of Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) might just be your ticket to achieving that goal.

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The Alberta Express Entry Stream: Way to Permanent Residency

We will delve into the ins and outs of the Alberta Express Entry Stream, how it can pave the way for permanent residency, the eligibility criteria, and the invaluable role that Chitra & Associates can play in guiding you through the immigration process.

What is the Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Alberta Express Entry Stream of Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is a specialized immigration pathway designed to invite candidates who are already in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for provincial nomination. Alberta, a province in Canada known for its diverse landscapes and thriving communities, aims to attract individuals like you to offer you a fast-track route to permanent residency.

Alberta Express Entry Stream As The Pathway to Your Permanent Residency in Alberta

Imagine turning your temporary stay in Alberta into a lifelong adventure. The Alberta Express Entry Stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) can help you achieve just that. By securing a provincial nomination through this stream, you not only gain valuable points in the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System but also position yourself favorably for an invitation to apply for permanent residency. This pathway bridges the gap between temporary work and a permanent, fulfilling life in Alberta.

Are You Eligible to Apply to Alberta Express Entry Stream?

Eligibility for the Alberta Express Entry Stream of Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) requires you to meet several criteria:

  1. Active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.

  2. Qualify for at least one of the federal immigration programs managed by Express Entry, such as the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or Federal Skilled Worker Program.

  3. A primary occupation that is in demand, part of a specific Express Entry stream pathway, or linked to a provincial economic, sector, or occupational priority.

  4. Genuine intention and ability to live and work permanently in Alberta.

  5. Expression of interest in settling in Alberta.

  6. Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300 in the Express Entry system.

  7. Primary occupation is not listed as ineligible.

  8. Volume of applications or nominations for your primary occupation in the current calendar year should be reasonable to meet provincial economic immigration priorities.

  9. Not a refugee claimant and must not be involved in a federal appeal or removal process.

  10. Do not currently hold an active nomination under any AAIP stream.

  11. Not identified as ineligible to re-apply to the AAIP due to misrepresentation.

What is New in Alberta Express Entry Stream in 2023

In 2023, the selection factors for the Alberta Express Entry Stream draws have been updated as per Alberta Advantage Immigration Programs' official website. The selections are based on the combination of high-demand occupations and family ties. This change could potentially increase the chances of candidates receiving a Notification of Interest letter, depending on their primary occupation and familial connections in Alberta.

However, it's important to note that eligibility criteria remain unchanged and there's no guarantee of receiving a Notification of Interest letter even if selection factors are met. The issuance of these letters and application requests depends on several variables, including the volume of eligible candidates, the nature of submissions in processing queues, provincial economic immigration priorities, and the number of available nominations.

Express Entry Draws for Alberta as of 29th August 2023

As per the Alberta website, here is a summary of invitations issued as of 29th August 2023:

Express Entry Stream and Pathways

Allocations (4,875)

Family Connection and Occupation in Demand


Accelerated Tech Pathway


Dedicated Healthcare Pathway


Sector Priorities (that is, construction, agriculture, hospitality and tourism)


Chitra & Associates: Your Immigration Partners

Embarking on the journey to permanent residency can be overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Chitra & Associates Immigration Consultants are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs). With their deep expertise in immigration processes, they can be your trusted partners. From assessing your eligibility to preparing and submitting your application, they are well-equipped to guide you through each step of the Alberta Express Entry Stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). With their support, you can feel confident that you're on the right path toward realizing your dreams.


As a temporary foreign worker striving to make Alberta your forever home, the Alberta Express Entry Stream of Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is more than a mere opportunity—it's a lifeline to your aspirations. With its clear pathway to provincial nomination and eventual permanent residency, this stream can be the catalyst for a new chapter in your life. Alberta's breathtaking landscapes, welcoming communities, and diverse opportunities are waiting for you. So, are you ready to take the plunge and transform your Alberta journey into a permanent adventure? This stream offers a pathway that can lead you from temporary residency to a future filled with boundless possibilities.

A Cautionary Note: The foregoing provides only an overview and does not constitute legal advice. Readers are cautioned against making any decisions based on this material alone. Rather, specific legal advice should be obtained, and the readers are asked to refer to the government website for the most updated information.

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