In the recent draw held on October 26, 2021, Alberta invited 248 candidates with the minimum score for the sixth time in a row.
The western Prairie Province has invited Express Entry candidates with a minimum of 300 to apply for the provincial nomination program. These candidates are invited under Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), and selected candidates have at least 300 in the Express Entry pool.
From January 2021 to date, Alberta has invited 6,158 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination after the pandemic hiatus. The candidates who received the invitations to apply for a nomination certificate are eligible to apply for the permanent residency application.
In 2021, Alberta issued 6,250 nomination certificates since it has issued fewer invitations to apply than allocated.
Alberta Express Entry Stream
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has an enhanced stream called the Alberta Express Entry stream. This allows the provincial government to explore the candidates’ profiles in the Express Entry pool and issue the nominations to the eligible candidates.
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Express Entry is a popular Canada’s immigration application management system, which conducts the following three Federal High Skilled programs:
This Comprehensive score is allotted by considering the following factors:
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) holds draws regularly and invites eligible candidates with highest scores to apply for permanent residency.
The candidates who have very less scores and not qualified in Express Entry, can enter Canada through provincial nomination program. These PNP candidates will receive a score of extra 600 points, which is higher than required. That means, the CRS scores will go up to 900 for PNP candidates which is more than enough to get qualified in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Eligibility required for Alberta Express Entry Stream
To get eligibility in Alberta Express Entry Stream, candidates need to have a valid job offer and it should be listed in the eligible occupations. Note that Alberta, will never provide the list of Eligible occupations, instead they gives you the list that are not eligible for the stream.
Under Alberta Express Entry Stream, most of the workers like:
Majority will be the above mentioned candidates, who will apply to immigrate to Canada through Alberta Express Entry Stream.