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Alberta PNP Draw CRS Cut Off 300 For A Second Time In May


The AINP  Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program issued 148 invitations to candidates who may be eligible for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Candidates needed a CRS score of 300 in order to receive an invitation and candidates first needed to have a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

A provincial nomination awards candidates an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score, which boosts them to the top of the pool to be selected in a subsequent Express Entry draw. For the time being, only candidates within Alberta are being invited for a nomination as Coronavirus has affected operations at the AINP. 

Candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports the province’s economic development and diversification priorities. The AINP provide a list of occupations that they will not consider instead of eligible occupations.

With special coronavirus measures in place, the AINP now requires candidates to meet the following criteria in order to receive a nomination:

  1. be currently working in Alberta, even if they are working from home;
  2. have a work permit authorizing them to work in their current job;
  3. have a job that is full-time, paid, meet the provincial minimum wage, exceed Labour Market Impact Assessment LMIA requirements; and they must work in an eligible occupation.

If candidates have no recent employment history in the province, their applications will not be processed until further notice.

So far this year, Alberta has issued 1,746 invitations to Express Entry candidates. In 2019, the Albert Express Entry Stream rendered 6,884 invitations. Alberta’s provincial nomination allocations for 2020 have not yet been released.

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