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Alberta is Issuing Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry Candidates- Find the eligibility criteria

Alberta is a key province of Canada, which invite and nominate skilled and talented people every year for permanent residency in Canada.

As per the latest update, Alberta is issuing Notification of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry candidates through Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).The province has recently started this stream to select and notify the candidates in Express Entry pool to apply for provincial nomination. Since then, huge number of applicants are applying in this stream every month. After the recent update/amendment in AINP, now Alberta PNP has three key streams, i.e.

  • Alberta Opportunities Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Alberta Self Employed Farmer Stream

Alberta- Express entry stream is the newest of all, which was introduced by the province few months back.

AINP- Express Entry Stream

In a short span of time, Alberta has become quite popular PNP stream of Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. It allows the province to access the pool of candidates in Federal express Entry system and notify them to apply for provincial nomination.

The applicants who apply and get nomination through Alberta, become eligible to get 600 additional points in federal express entry system. Such huge addition of points, enables the applicants to get the Canada PR invitation from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

What is Notification of Interest (NOI) of Alberta?

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) send the Notifications of Interest (NOI) to the candidates in Express Entry pool, based on their given profile details. You can get the notification of interest if your profile is registered in Express Entry pool, and you meet the basic eligibility criteria of the given Express entry stream of AINP.

What is criteria to get Notification of Interest (NOI) from Alberta?

As an applicant you get the NOI, if you meet following criteria:

  • You need to have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • Must have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta
  • You are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification, and
  • You have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300.

Adaptability Factors can increase your chances of receiving NOI

Below adaptability factors, may enhance your prospects of receiving a Notification of Interest letter from AINP:

  • job offer and/or work experience from the province of Alberta
  • A graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • A relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child, brother and/or sister

What is the Assessment Criteria of Alberta Express Entry Stream to get provincial nomination?

If you have got a notification from the Alberta PNP to submit an application to Express Entry Stream of AINP, you need to make certain that you fulfil the assessment criteria. You should only submit an application if you can see that you are meeting the below parameters:

To get provincial nomination you need to:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • Meet the criteria of at least one of the federal immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Intend to and be able to live and work in Alberta
  • Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300.

If you have one or more of the below adaptability factors, your chances of getting a nomination will increase:

  • Valid Alberta job offer and/or work experience
  • A graduate of an Alberta post-secondary institution with a valid Alberta job offer, or
  • Parent, child, brother and/or sister who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta.

What are the factors, which can decrease your chances of getting NOI?

If you meet one or more of the below factors, it can decrease your chances of getting a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from Alberta province of Canada.

  • Your Express Entry profile is expiring in 3 months or less
  • You are working in an occupation:
    • on the list of High-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta set out on the online Government of Canada Refusal to Process a Labour Market Impact Assessment list
    • on the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list, located on this page under the Alberta Opportunity Stream section
    • that has a high volume of submissions across all AINP streams

Ineligible Occupations

Below is the list of ineligible occupations, which means, you will not get the NOI, if your occupation is listed in this occupation list.

NOC Code (2016) NOC Skill Level Occupation
11 0 Legislators
422 0 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
423 0 Managers in social, community and correctional services
432 0 Fire chiefs and senior fire fighting officers
0651* 0 Escort agency managers, massage parlour managers
4031 A Secondary school teachers
4032 A Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4154 A Professional occupations in religion
5121 A Authors and writers
5133 A Musicians and singers
5135 A Actors and comedians
5136 A Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
1227 B Court officers and justices of the peace
3223* B Dental laboratory assistants/bench workers
4214* B 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)
4216 B Other instructors
4217 B Other religious occupations
5232 B Other performers, not elsewhere classified
5244 B Artisans and crafts persons
5251 B Athletes
6232 B Real estate agents and salespersons
4411 C Home child care providers
4412 C Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
4413 C Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
6533 C Casino occupations
6564 C Other personal service occupations
7513 C Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
8442 C Trappers and hunters
6623 D Other sales related occupations
6722 D Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6742 D Other service support occupations, not elsewhere classified
8611 D Harvesting labourers
8612 D Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8613 D Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
8614 D Mine labourers

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