The two Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) draws held recently invited Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of 300. In the first draw held on September 14, 385 immigration candidates received invitations from the AINP while the second draw held on September 21 invited 450 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. With these two draws, the total number of invitations issued by Alberta PNP this year has reached 5342. The annual nomination allocation for Alberta for the current year is 6250.
Alberta Express Entry system
The Alberta Express Entry stream is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. It allows the province to select eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and nominate them for permanent residence in Canada. The federal Express Entry system manages applications for immigration under the three federal economic immigration programs, which are Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Each Express Entry candidate is awarded a CRS score out of 1200, based on eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience, language ability etc. The candidates who receive a provincial nomination will have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total score. For example, if the CRS score of a candidate who received invitation in one of the Alberta PNP draws mentioned above has a CRS score of 300, upon receiving a provincial nomination from Alberta, their CRS score will be 900. It effectively guarantees them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
The Alberta Express Entry stream requires the candidates to have work experience in one of the eligible occupations of the province. In their Express Entry profile, they must have expressed their interest to move to Alberta. Previous work experience in the province or a job offer from the province will increase your chances of receiving an invitation from Alberta PNP. Canadian education is another factor that would give weightage to your candidacy. Having a close family member residing in the province, who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, will also help you get a provincial nomination from Alberta.
Do you wish to migrate to Canada? Take the first step to fulfil your dream by creating an Express Entry profile. Find your best options under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program. For the best advice, talk to the Canada immigration consultants of CanApprove.