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Alberta PNP Draw Invites Express Entry Candidates With CRS 303


The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 187 invitations to candidates who may be eligible through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Invited candidates in the Express Entry pool needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement of at least 303.

Express Entry is the system that manages applications for three federal immigration streams: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

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.  Express Entry candidates have the opportunity to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Alberta, and other provinces with Express Entry-aligned PNPs.

The AINP does not provide a list of eligible occupations, rather they provide a list of occupations that they will not consider. Ineligible occupations include those in the government’s high-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta, and the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list.

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

  • be currently working in Alberta, even if they are working from home;
  • have a work permit authorizing them to work in their current job;
  • 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.

So far this year, Alberta has issued 1,785 invitations to Express Entry candidates. In 2019, the Albert Express Entry Stream rendered 6,884 invitations.  

Know more details about AINP.

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