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Posted on July 23 2021

Canada's Alberta invites 181, minimum CRS 301 requirement

By Editor
Updated May 10 2023

Alberta, a part of the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program [PNP], has released details of the most recent draw to be held by the province.

On July 14, 2021, Alberta PNP – officially the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program [AINP] – issued another 181 invitations to candidates under the AINP’s Express Entry stream selection.

AINP invitations are also referred to as Notification of Interest [NOI] Letters.

As the Alberta Express Entry Stream is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, the ranking score of the candidate, as per the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS], is taken into consideration.

The minimum CRS requirement in the latest AINP draw was that of CRS 301, a 1-point drop from the CRS 302 requirement of the previous June 29 AINP draw.

An Overview of July 14 AINP draw
Category Number of Invitations Issued Ranking score of the lowest-ranked federal Express Entry candidate invited
Alberta Express Entry Stream 181 CRS 301

Run by the governments of Alberta and Canada, the AINP is an economic immigration program that nominates individuals for permanent residence within the province.

AINP nominees must have –

[1] the skills for filling job shortages in the labour market in Alberta, or

[2] be planning to buy or start a business in Alberta.

Alberta PNP streams available
Streams for workers Alberta Opportunity Stream
Alberta Express Entry Stream
Streams for entrepreneurs Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream
International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream
Self-Employed Farmer Stream

Those able to secure a nomination through the PNP for permanent residence in Canada might then apply – along with their spouse or common law partner, and dependent children – for permanent resident status.

Canada PR through the PNP route is a 2-step process.

While the first part is that of securing a PNP nomination, the next part of the process is that of applying to the federal government of Canada for permanent residence in Canada.

The applications for permanent residence in Canada are managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].

A PNP nomination is worth 600 CRS points for an IRCC Express Entry candidate. Hence, an individual with a CRS 301 that is issued an invitation by AINP in the latest draw would end up with a cumulative CRS 901 points score.

With the latest AINP draw – the 14th Alberta PNP draw to be held in 2021 – a total of 2,613 have been invited by the AINP so far this year to apply for being nominated by the province for Canada PR.

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