Alberta held an Express Entry stream draw on June 29 and invited 148 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of the invited candidates was 302.
With the latest draw, the total number of Express Entry candidates invited by Alberta to apply for a provincial nomination so far this year has reached 2432. After a temporary hiatus in the second half of 2020 owing to COVID-19, Alberta resumed PNP invitations only in January 2021. The total number of nomination allocations for Alberta for the year 2021 is 6250.
The candidates who have been invited in the latest Express Entry stream draw may now apply for provincial nomination from Alberta. If they successfully apply for and obtain provincial nomination, they will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score. It means, if the basic CRS score of an invited candidate is 302, the provincial nomination would add 600 CRS score points. So their total CRS score will be 902 and this would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in a subsequent Express Entry draw. Alberta selects candidates for Express Entry stream draws from the federal Express Entry pool.
Eligibility criteria for Alberta Express Entry stream
Alberta Express Entry stream is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. To be eligible to receive an invitation under the Alberta Express Entry stream, you must have work experience in one of the eligible occupations of the province. Besides, in your Express Entry profile, you must have expressed your interest to move to Alberta. Your chances of receiving an invitation from Alberta will be high if you have work experience in Alberta or a job offer received from an employer in the province. Canadian education or a close family member residing in the province also increases your likelihood of receiving an invitation from Alberta under the Alberta Express Entry stream.