In the draw held on January 28, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 100 Express Entry candidates with a minimum score of 360 to apply for provincial nomination. These candidates can now apply for provincial nomination from Alberta through Alberta Express Entry stream.
Alberta Express Entry stream
Under the Express Entry stream of Alberta, eligible candidates can receive a nomination from the province for permanent residence in Canada. To be eligible, the candidates must have a valid Express Entry profile and work experience in one of the occupations that support the economic development and diversification priorities of the province. Alberta maintains a list of occupations that they will not consider. All other occupations are eligible under Alberta Express Entry stream.
On November 1, 2020, Canada increased the number of occupations that are not eligible for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in Alberta. However, those who have received a Notification of Interest on or after November 1, 2020 stand a chance to be selected through the Alberta Express Entry stream, even if their occupation is among those the federal government will not process an LMIA for.
In 2020, the number of nominations issued by Alberta was 6250. However, this number was reduced 4000, because of COVID-19 and the province finished issuing all nominations by June 2020. The number of nominations allocated for Alberta in 2021 has not been revealed yet.
Canada Express Entry
The Express Entry system of Canada manages applications for immigration under the three federal economic immigration programs of Canada, which are the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian experience Class. The candidates are awarded a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on various eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience, language ability etc. Those who have received provincial nomination will have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total score. Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the Express Entry draws that are usually conducted in every two weeks. If they successfully apply, they will receive a confirmation of Permanent Residence, which is the final step to make their landing in Canada. Most of the all-program Express Entry draws have CRS cut-off score in the 400s. So, a provincial nomination ensures that the candidates receive an invitation in the Express Entry draw.
Do you wish to migrate to Canada? Check your options to move to Canada permanently through Provincial Nominee Program. Contact CanApprove for more information.