HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS ARRIVE IN ALBERTA EVERY YEAR?

32,640 immigrants landed in Alberta in 2010, an increase of approximately 58% from 2006 when Alberta received 20,716 immigrants. Alberta received 11.6 % of all immigrants to Canada in 2010, up from 8.2% in 2006 we received 585 immigrants in 2010

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

WHAT IS EXPRESS ENTRY?

As of January 2015, there is a new system to manage how people with skilled work experience apply to immigrate to Canada. It is called Express Entry. Under Express Entry, people will first fill out an online profile that includes their language test scores, their Educational Credential Assessment (if they need one) and outlines their work experience. There is no cost to complete and submit an Express Entry profile. Based on their profiles, candidates will be ranked against others in a pool. On a regular basis, CIC will issue invite top candidates from the pool to apply for permanent residence. Only those who get an Invitation to Apply from CIC will be able to apply. Under this new system, most complete applications will be processed in six months or less. You must use Express Entry if you want to apply: under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades ProgramCanadian Experience Class, or as a provincial nominee, in some cases. Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada