Prioritizing applications for Ukrainians

Temporary processing measures are now in place for the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) for Ukrainian nationals who apply to the program. Find out how the AAIP is responding to the crisis in Ukraine.

COVID-19 response

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) continues to accept and process applications and Expressions of Interest (EOIs), with temporary adjustments to some application and assessment processes.

Find out how the AAIP is responding to COVID-19.

Nomination certificate limits

The following numbers are accurate as of June 21, 2022.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sets the limits for nominations the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) can issue each year. IRCC provided 6,250 nomination certificates to Alberta for 2021.

The AAIP has issued all 6,250 certificates for 2021. The AAIP will continue to assess applications in the queue; however, no further certificates will be issued until January 2022.

There are approximately 1,100 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 575 expression of interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool.

Information on application volumes and processing is available to help you determine the status of your application.

The AAIP does not provide status updates.

Application volumes and processing

Approximate volumes and assessment dates for each AAIP stream or category are provided below.

'Assessing' means an AAIP officer has been assigned a file to make an assessment and decision on eligibility.

Applications received after the date stated below have not yet been assigned to an officer for assessment.

The most common factors considered in AAIP application processing include:

  • application quality (completeness, eligibility, outdated application information or documents)
  • labour market information
  • volume of applications received
  • the date the application was received

Read the AAIP terms and conditions for each stream, for more information on AAIP application processing.

Alberta Opportunity Stream

AAIP Stream, category, industry Number of applications in the queue (approximate) The AAIP is assessing applications received before (approximate)

Alberta Opportunity Stream

Approximately 1,100

March 10, 2022

Employer-Driven Stream

The AAIP is no longer accepting applications under this stream. All applications received under this stream have been assessed and received a decision. This includes applications under the following categories/industries:

  • Food and beverage processing industry
  • Food services industry (Pilot project)
  • Hotel and lodging industry
  • International graduate category
  • Long-haul trucking industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Skilled worker category

Strategic Recruitment Stream

The AAIP is no longer accepting application under this stream. All applications received under this stream have been assessed and received a decision. This includes applications under the following categories:

  • Compulsory and optional trades category
  • Engineering occupations category
  • Post-graduate worker category

Farm Stream

The AAIP works closely with Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development to assess the eligibility of applicants under this stream. Processing times are not available.

Application volumes by occupation

The AAIP has a high volume of applications and Alberta Express Entry submissions in the following occupations. These submissions may take longer to process.

  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisor
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1221 – Administrative officers
  • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers

Express Entry Stream selection

The AAIP regularly reviews available candidates in the federal Express Entry pool. Based on available profile information in the portal, the AAIP draws to select candidates from the pool, inviting them to submit a completed application to the AAIP. Information on Alberta Express Entry Stream Notification of Interest factors is included on the eligibility page.

Past draws

Information on draws will typically be posted approximately one month after the date of draw.

Date of draw Number of Notification of Interest letters sent Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of lowest ranked candidate who received a Notification of Interest letter
June 16, 2022 150 306
May 19, 2022 100 382
April 14, 2022 250 356
March 22, 2022 350 325
March 8, 2022 350 318
February 1, 2022 400 340
January 18, 2022 350 346
January 5, 2022 250 327
December 14, 2021 150 351
November 24, 2021 100 350
November 9, 2021 200 343
October 26, 2021 248 300
October 12, 2021 293 300
September 30, 2021 275 300
September 21, 2021 450 300
September 14, 2021 385 300
September 7, 2021 500 300
August 30, 2021 400 301
August 23, 2021 450 300
August 10, 2021 396 300
July 27, 2021 148 300
July 14, 2021 181 301
June 29, 2021 148 302
June 16, 2021 184 300
June 5, 2021 191 300
May 18, 2021 250 301
May 5, 2021 250 300
April 20, 2021 200 301
April 6, 2021 200 302
March 26, 2021 300 301
March 2, 2021 200 301
February 16, 2021 159 352
February 10, 2021 200 301
January 28, 2021 100 360
January 8, 2021 50 406
June 17, 2020 187 303
May 13, 2020 191 300
April 29, 2020 200 322
April 14, 2020 200 353
April 1, 2020 120 381
March 18, 2020 136 300
March 4, 2020 100 300
February 20, 2020 150 300
January 29, 2020 150 300
January 22, 2020 201 350
January 9, 2020 150 350

Contact

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