Alberta PNP invites 148 Express Entry candidates in new draw

Author: Swift Connect |

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The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 148 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 29.

The AINP issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates from the Alberta Express Entry stream. All invited candidates were required to meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 302.

So far in 2021, Alberta has issued 2,432 NOIs to Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The AINP took a temporary hiatus in the second half of 2020 as a response to COVID-19. Each year Alberta is given a cap on the number of invitations they are allowed to issue. In 2021, the AINP is allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates to immigration candidates.

Not all candidates invited to apply will receive a provincial nomination. As well, not everyone who gets a nomination will become permanent residents. This may be because they do not fill out the applications or they may not meet the eligibility criteria.

The Alberta Express Entry stream allows the provincial government to search the federal Express Entry pool of candidates for profiles of people who may be eligible for a provincial nomination. Interested candidates must first create a profile in the Express Entry system.

Once deemed eligible for the Express Entry pool, candidates will receive a CRS score based on various human capital factors. Some of the things that candidates are ranked on are age, education, work experience, language ability, among other factors.

To be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry stream, candidates need work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP only provides a list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream. In addition, candidates should put on their profile that they have an interest in moving to and settling in Alberta.