Alberta Advantage Immigration Program – Processing times and application levels

Information on nominations issued and available, application acceptance dates, application targets, and approximate processing timelines.

Nominations issued and available

The following numbers are accurate as of May 29, 2024.

AAIP Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sets nomination limits for all provincial nominee programs.

In 2024, AAIP received 9,750 nominations.

Summary of 2024 nominations issued and total nominations available per stream.

Table 1. 2024 AAIP nominations.

Stream / pathway2024 nominations issued2024 total estimated nominations allocated (subject to change)
Alberta Opportunity Stream2,2455,393
Express Entry Stream9831,775
  • Dedicated Healthcare Pathways
228320
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
5361,047
  • Priority Sector Draws and other initiatives
116231
  • Family Connection and Occupation in Demand
103177
Rural Renewal Stream9711,900
Tourism and Hospitality Stream135660

Entrepreneur Streams

  • Foreign Graduate, Graduate, Rural and Farm Streams combined
322
Grand Total4,3379,750

Application volumes and processing

The following are accurate as of May 29, 2024:

Table 2. Application breakdowns.

StreamUnprocessed ApplicationsCurrently assessing applications received on, or before . . .
Alberta Opportunity Stream3,659October 26, 2023
Alberta Express Entry Stream1,036
  • Dedicated Healthcare Pathway - May 13, 2024
  • All other pathways/initiatives – January 20, 2024
Rural Renewal Stream1,826December 20, 2023
Tourism and Hospitality Stream All applications received before June 11, 2024 have been assessed.
Totals6,521 

Entrepreneur stream processing times and volumes depend on expression of interest stage and business application or business performance agreement. On average, it takes up to four months to assess both an expression of interest and business application. Entrepreneur stream applicants have frequent contact with AAIP staff responsible for assessing eligibility for business application approval and nomination.

To check the status of your expression of interest or application, go to the AAIP portal.

Application dates

Application acceptance dates and targets

Streams for workers

Effective June 11, 2024, AAIP has adopted new guidelines for the Alberta Opportunity Steam, Rural Renewal Stream and Accelerated Tech Pathway, similar to those used in the Tourism and Hospitality Stream for the remainder of 2024.

Processing times below have been adjusted to reflect the new guidelines. These dates will help applicants plan ahead. Application acceptance dates and application targets are approximate and are based on various unpredictable factors, including application volume, economic needs or priorities, remaining allocations available, and future planning. Check back regularly as details may change without prior notice, based on multiple variables.

Table 3. Application targets by date.

Stream / pathway11-Jun9-Jul13-Aug10-Sep8-Oct5-Nov10-Dec
Alberta Opportunity Stream

430

Application target met

444430444430444430

Express Entry Stream

  • Accelerated Tech Pathway *

30

Application target met

505050505050
Rural Renewal Stream145160145160145160145
Tourism and Hospitality Stream

130

Application target met

143130143130143130

Entrepreneur Streams

  • Foreign Graduate, Graduate, Rural and Farm Streams
Business applications are being accepted currently, as timing for nomination eligibility varies, based on when requirements have been met
Approximate monthly application target totals735797755797755797755

* Note: Draws for other pathways and priorities are managed differently through the Notification of Interest process. Learn more by visiting the Eligibility page for information on Alberta Express Entry Stream Notification of Interest processes.

Express Entry draws

Visit the Eligibility page for information on Alberta Express Entry Stream Notification of Interest factors.

Table 4. List of past draws.

Date of drawNumber of Notification of Interest letters sentDraw parametersComprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of lowest ranked candidate who received a Notification of Interest letter
May 1, 202440Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above305
April 17, 202449Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above305
March 19, 202441Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above304
March 5, 202434Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above303
February 20, 202433Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above311
February 6, 202444Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above302
February 1, 202480Priority sector - Construction occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500382
January 30, 202422Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above312
January 16, 202422Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above312
January 11, 202444Priority sector - Agriculture occupation with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300-500312
January 2, 202442Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer, CRS score 300 and above309

Contact

Connect with AAIP if you have questions about the program:

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Phone: 780-644-7534