Alberta PNP invites 200 immigration candidates with CRS of 301
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 20.
Invited candidates needed to meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301. The score requirement is just one point below the previous draw requirement.
If the invited candidates are eligible for the nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream, they will automatically get an additional 600 CRS points. These points will go towards their overall score in the Express Entry system. Once that takes place, candidates are on their way to receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence.
The AINP operates the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) for Alberta-bound immigrants.
The Alberta Express Entry stream is an enhanced PNP, meaning it pulls candidates from the Express Entry pool.
If the lowest-scoring candidates in the new AINP draw receive a nomination, their new CRS score will be 901. This is more than enough to be invited in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Immigration candidates who are interested in applying for the Alberta Express Entry stream must demonstrate they have strong ties to the province. Alternatively, candidates should be able to show they can support the government’s economic development and diversification priorities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, AINP is only considering candidates who are already living and working in the province.
Candidates also need to have valid work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP only provides a list of ineligible occupations for the stream’s requirements.
The AINP released a statement along with this draw to state that there is a high volume of Alberta Express Entry submissions in some occupations, making it a longer processing time. See below for the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. Please note that these occupations have a longer processing time.
1221 – administrative officers.
1241 – administrative assistants.
1311 – accounting technicians and bookkeepers.
4214 – early childhood educators and assistants.
6211 – retail sales supervisors.
6311 – food service supervisors.
6322 – cooks.
7511 – transport truck drivers.