In the latest Alberta Express Entry stream draw held on July 5th, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 180 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of invited candidates was as low as 425.
Alberta Express Entry stream
Through the Alberta Express Entry stream, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) selects candidates from the federal Express Entry pool who meet the eligibility criteria of the stream. The candidates who receive provincial nomination from Alberta will obtain an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points that would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the Express Entry draw that follows.
To be eligible to be considered under the Alberta Express Entry stream, a candidate does not need a job offer or previous work experience in Alberta. However, he/she must demonstrate strong ties to Alberta and must have work experience in an occupation that supports the economic development and diversification priorities of the province.
Alberta Express Entry stream draws give priority to candidates with:
- A job offer and/or work experience in Alberta
- A degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution
- A valid job offer from an Alberta employer
A total of 17 Alberta Express Entry draws have been held so far this year in which a total of 3996 Notifications of Interest (NoIs) have been issued. The highest minimum cut off CRS score in all these draws was 425. This is very low compared to the cut-off score for the most recent federal Express Entry draw, which was 460. Alberta has invited candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 to apply for provincial nomination in 2019. The minimum CRS score for three draws held this year was 301 and for another one was 302.
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