The maximum Provincial Nominee Program allotment for the year 2018 will be 5,600 nominations. The province of Alberta recently declared this figure and shared its plans regarding the launch of two new streams aligned with the Express Entry.
The figure displays an increase of 100 nominations with reference to the ‘Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program’. The total allotment of nominations for the year 2017 was 5,500.
Alberta is hoping to receive somewhat higher allotment in 2018. The reason for this expectation is the multi-year immigration plan of Federal Government that came out on November 1, 2017. The federal government is planning to increase the Provincial Nominee Program target up to 55,000 for the year 2018. Previously in 2017, the particular target for this program was 51,000.
At present, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is working through these three immigration streams.
In 2018, Alberta is thinking of merging the Employer-Driven Stream and the Strategic Recruitment Stream along with their sub-categories into one stream. This new stream will operate as an “Alberta Opportunity Stream”.
In addition, Alberta is expecting to launch two new immigration streams this year and one of them will be aligned with Express Entry. On the other hand, the second stream will work under the federal Express Entry pool setup.
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Only a limited number of candidates will receive nominations for Express Entry pool through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. These nominations relate to these three economic immigration classes of the Federal Government.
As declared by the AINP, the 10 National Occupational Classification codes mentioned below will make up more than half of applications for provincial nomination certificates.
0631 – Restaurant and Food Services Managers
6315 – Cleaning Supervisors
6211 – Retail Sales Supervisors
6421 – Retail Salespersons
6311 – Food Service Supervisors
0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers
7284 – Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers
1241 – Administrative assistants
7511 – Transport Truck Drivers
1221 – Administrative Officers