Alberta conducted a Provincial Nominee Program draw on May 18 that invited 250 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 301. In the 10 PNP draws conducted so far this year, Alberta has invited a total of 1909 candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
Alberta Express Entry stream
The Express Entry stream of Alberta PNP is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. The Express Entry system of Canada manages applications for immigration under the three economic immigration programs, which are the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP). In order to migrate to Canada through Express Entry, you must first create an Express Entry profile. Each Express Entry profile is assessed and ranked on the basis of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Those with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
Those who receive provincial nomination, including from Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), will have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total score. This guarantees them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the federal Express Entry draw.
In order to be eligible under the Alberta Express Entry stream, the candidates also need to have strong ties to Alberta. They must also have work experience in an eligible occupation and a minimum CRS score of 300.
Ever since the start of this year, Canada has been conducting Express Entry draws that exclusively target PNP candidates in almost every two weeks. It shows Canada’s committed to meet the specific labour market requirements of its provinces. With the border restrictions still in place, it is expected that the pattern of alternate Canadian Experience Class and PNP Express Entry draws in every two weeks will continue for the time being.
The nomination allocation for Alberta in 2020 was 6250. In 2021 also, the federal government has allocated 6250 nominations to the province.
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