New Guidelines for Alberta PNP Streams: Key Updates for 2024

Overview of Alberta PNP Updates:

The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), known as the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), has announced two important updates. These changes will affect how applications are managed and processed for the rest of the year.

1. Alberta Opportunity Stream Reopening:

  • Date: Applications will be accepted again starting June 11, 2024.

2. Managing Nomination Targets and Processing Times:

  • The AAIP provided new guidelines to better handle the nomination targets for 2024, aligning with the annual quota set by the Canadian government.

IRCC Annual Nomination Quota for 2024:

  • Quota: 9,750 nominations, which is the maximum number of provincial nomination certificates that Alberta can issue this year.

Current Status:

  • As of May 29, Alberta has already issued 4,337 nominations.

Streams Affected:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream

Monthly Application Limits

Each stream will accept a limited number of applications monthly. Once the target is reached for a month, no more applications will be accepted until the next month.

Monthly Targets:

Stream / Pathway 11-Jun 09-Jul 13-Aug 10-Sep 08-Oct 05-Nov 10-Dec
Alberta Opportunity Stream 430 444 430 444 430 444 430
Accelerated Tech Pathway 30 50 50 50 50 50 50
Rural Renewal Stream 145 160 145 160 145 160 145
Tourism and Hospitality Stream 130 143 130 143 130 143 130
Entrepreneur Streams Applications are accepted as eligibility is met

Total Monthly Application Intakes:

  • Ranges from 735 to 797 applications each month.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • No changes have been made to the eligibility criteria for any AAIP streams or pathways.

Nominations Issued vs. Targets for 2024:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream: 2,245 issued / 5,393 total
  • Express Entry Stream: 983 issued / 1,775 total
  • Dedicated Healthcare Pathways: 228 issued / 320 total
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway: 536 issued / 1,047 total
  • Priority Sector Draws: 116 issued / 231 total
  • Family Connection and Occupation in Demand: 103 issued / 177 total
  • Rural Renewal Stream: 971 issued / 1,900 total
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream: 135 issued / 660 total
  • Entrepreneurial Streams: 3 issued / 22 total

Total Nominations

4,337 issued out of 9,750.

Available Streams in Alberta PNP:

  • Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway for Express Entry
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream
  • Religious Workers Eligibility Program
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Rural Entrepreneur Stream
  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

Recent Alberta Express Entry Draws 2024:

  • May 1, 2024: 40 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 305)
  • April 17, 2024: 49 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 305)
  • March 19, 2024: 41 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 304)
  • March 5, 2024: 34 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 303)
  • February 20, 2024: 33 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 311)
  • February 6, 2024: 44 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 302)
  • February 1, 2024: 80 invitations for construction jobs (CRS 382)
  • January 30, 2024: 22 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 312)
  • January 16, 2024: 22 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 312)
  • January 11, 2024: 44 invitations for agriculture jobs (CRS 312)
  • January 2, 2024: 42 invitations for healthcare jobs (CRS 309)

For more details, contact Asif Consulting or you can check the official AAIP website.