Alberta PNP invites 300 Express Entry candidates with CRS 301

In yet another Alberta PNP draw held on March 26, the province invited 300 Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301 to apply for provincial nomination. This is the second Alberta Express Entry stream draw in a row where the province is inviting candidates with a minimum CRS score of 301. In the draw held on March 2 too, Alberta had invited 200 candidates with a minimum score of 301.

In the March 26 draw, the candidates were invited through the Alberta Express Entry stream under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The Express Entry candidates who have received nominations in the latest Alberta Express Entry draw will have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total score. This would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.


Minimum CRS score for PNP-specific federal Express Entry draw usually hovers above 650 these days. In the latest PNP-specific Express Entry draw held on March 31, Canada invited candidates with a minimum CRS score of 778.  It means those who have a basic CRS score of at least 178 points have received invitations, as the PNP candidates have received 600 additional points.

So if an Express Entry candidate with a CRS score of 301 has received an invitation from Alberta in the March 26 draw, upon obtaining a nomination, their score will be 901. So they will definitely get an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw draw.

Alberta PNP Express Entry stream

The Alberta Express Entry stream is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. The stream aims to invite those Express Entry candidates, who have strong ties to the province of Alberta or those who can support the economic development and diversification priorities of the province, to apply for provincial nomination.

To be eligible under the Stream, the candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation. It means their primary occupation should not have included in the list of ineligible occupations of Alberta.

The total nomination allocation for Alberta in the year 2020 was 6250. However, Alberta issued only 4000 last year owing to the pandemic. All these nominations were issued by June 2020.

Alberta has not yet revealed the number of allocations for this year. However, the province has so far issued 1009 invitations to Express Entry candidates.

Do you wish to settle in the Canadian province of Alberta? Find your options by talking to Canada immigration consultants of CanApprove. Get ready to become a permanent resident in Canada.

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