Alberta PNP issues 300 NOIs to Express Entry candidates in new draw
Alberta invited 300 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on March 26.
The draw was held through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). A total of 300 Express Entry candidates were issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) for the Alberta Express Entry stream.
Invited candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301.
To receive a NOI in Alberta’s new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw, candidates were required to have a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for three (3) federal high skilled immigration pathways. The three (3) pathways are the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Once eligible for the Express Entry system, candidates receive a CRS score based on human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, language abilities, and more.
Selected candidates in this recent draw who received provincial nominations from Alberta, will automatically be awarded an additional 600 CRS points.
Alberta’s Express Entry Stream is an enhanced PNP for Express Entry candidates. The stream is for candidates who have strong ties to the province or those who can support the provincial government’s economic development and diversification priorities. As well, candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP has only provided a list of occupations that are ineligible for the stream requirements.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta is only considering candidates who are already living and working in the province.