Alberta PNP issues 191 NOIs to Express Entry candidates in new draw
Alberta issued 191 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates in new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on June 5.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited candidates who may be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry stream to apply for a provincial nomination.
In order to receive a NOI, candidates needed a profile in the Express Entry system. As well, candidates needed to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300.
The AINP has now invited 2,100 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2021. Alberta is only allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates in 2021.
If Alberta issues roughly 692 nominations per month for the rest of the year, the government will reach their target. However, the province is under no obligation to issue its share of nominations. Since the start of the year, Alberta has only been inviting candidates who are already in the province.
The Alberta Express Entry stream is an enhanced PNP which allows the provincial government to search the federal Express Entry pool of candidates for profiles of candidates who may be eligible for this stream.
People who are interested in receiving a nomination from Alberta through this stream must first create a profile in the federal Express Entry system. Once deemed eligible, candidates will receive a CRS score. The score is based on many factors such as education, work experience, language ability, age, and more.
To be eligible for a provincial nomination from Alberta, candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation. AINP only provides a list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream.