The 28th August invitation round of Alberta saw nearly double the number of invitations as compared to the previous round. 294 Express Entry candidates received an invitation in the latest Alberta Express Entry selection draw.
The minimum cut-off score in this draw was 400. This was 38 points lower than the lowest cut-off of the Federal Express Entry Program in 2019. The lowest cut-off for the Express Entry Program in 2019 was 438 in the 30th January draw.
As compared to the 121 invitations issued in the previous 15th August draw, the number of invitations in this draw has nearly doubled. Over a course of 23 invitation rounds, Alberta has so far issued 5,236 invitations in 2019.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream provides a route to Canadian PR to eligible candidates in the Express Entry Pool.
Candidates who have strong connections to Alberta or who have work experience in an occupation of economic importance can qualify under this stream. Alberta, however, does not have a list of in-demand occupations, as per CIC News.
Since June 2018, the Alberta Express Entry Stream has invited candidates with CRS score as low as 300. On 4 occasions the candidates with CRS as less as 301 received an invitation for a provincial nomination.
Express Entry candidates can only apply for a provincial nomination provided they are invited by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program under the Alberta Express Entry stream.
Candidates who have an offer of employment from Alberta are given priority by the AINP. So are candidates who have previously worked in the province of Alberta.
International students who have completed a post-secondary course from Canada are also prioritized by the AINP. However, such candidates need to have a job offer from the province.
You also get priority if you have a blood relative, namely, a parent, a sibling, or a child already living in Alberta.
Your likelihood of being invited by Alberta decreases if:
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