On May 1, 2022, the Government of Alberta removed all occupations on the ‘refusal to process’ list, prioritizing jobs for unemployed Albertans due to the pandemic and lifting restrictions on hiring new temporary foreign workers. This will support the province’s economy that experiences labour shortages and struggles to fill available positions with Canadian workers and increases the likelihood of selection and receipt of a Notification of Interest letter under the Alberta Express Entry Stream. However, Alberta Opportunity Stream eligibility has not been changed.