Alberta held two of its biggest Provincial Nominee Program draws in the last week of August, inviting a total of 850 Express Entry candidates. The first draw held on August 23 is the largest Alberta PNP draw till date, which invited 450 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates were required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300. The second draw was held on August 30 that invited 400 Express Entry candidates with a CRS score of at least 301 to apply for a provincial nomination.
With these two draws, the total number of invitations issued to Express Entry candidates by Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP) so far this year has reached 4007. The total nomination allocation for Alberta for the current year is 6250.
Alberta Express Entry stream
The Express Entry stream of Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program allows the province to select eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and nominate them for permanent residence in Canada. To be eligible, a candidate must have work experience in an eligible occupation. Besides, the candidate must also have indicated their interest to move to Alberta in their Express Entry profile.
Those who have work experience or a job offer in Alberta have a better chance of receiving provincial nomination. Canadian education is another factor that is counted. A close family member residing in the province also increases the chances of obtaining an invitation from the AINP.
If the invited candidate successfully applies for and obtains a provincial nomination, they will have 600 additional CRS scores points added to their total CRS score. It means, if the basic CRS score of a candidate is 301, upon receiving a provincial nomination, their total CRS score will be 901. This guarantees them an invitation to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Are you thinking about moving permanently to Canada? Provincial Nominee Program is one of the best immigration pathways for you to realise your dream. With a provincial nomination, you may migrate to Canada even if your CRS score is low. But as a first step, you need to create an Express Entry profile, if you do not have one. For assistance, you may connect with CanApprove anytime!