Alberta invites 181 Express Entry candidates in new PNP draw
Alberta has released the details on their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) immigration draw held on July 14th.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 181 Express Entry candidates. All candidates were required to meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301, in order to receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter.
Invited candidates may now apply for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream.
The AINP has now invited 2,613 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination since January 2021. Alberta is allowed to issue 6,250 NOI certificates in 2021.
The Alberta Express Entry stream allows Alberta to search the federal Express Entry pool of candidates for profiles of people who may be eligible for a provincial nomination by Alberta.
If eligible for the Express Entry system, candidates are given a CRS score based on various human capital factors. Some things applicants are scored on are education, age, work experience, language ability, and more.
Candidates in the Express Entry system who receive a provincial nomination automatically get an additional 600 points added to their overall score. If the lowest-scoring candidate in the new AINP draw received the nomination, their new CRS score will be 901. This is more than enough points to be invited in a future Express Entry draw for permanent residence.
To be eligible to receive a NOI letter from Alberta, candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP only provides a list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream. The Express Entry profile should indicate that the candidate is interested in moving and settling in Alberta.
Canadian education, family ties, or a job offer in Alberta help candidates receive a provincial nomination from the AINP.