In the latest Alberta Express Entry stream draw held on June 21, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 262 Notifications of Interest (NoIs) to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 300. Those who successfully apply and receive provincial nomination from Alberta would obtain 600 additional CRS score points that would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
The minimum CRS score requirement of 300 points in the latest Alberta Express Entry stream draw is lower than the lowest CRS score drawn in the Express Entry draws held so far this year. The lowest CRS score of 332 was drawn in the program-specific Express Entry draw held on May 15 that targeted Federal Skilled Trades candidates. The lowest CRS score in all-program Express Entry draws so far this year is 438.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP):
AINP is one of the most popular provincial nominee programs of Canada as it gives an opportunity for even candidates with low CRS scores to apply for permanent residence. But in order to be eligible for Alberta provincial nomination, the candidate must be working in an occupation that supports “Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities.”
A job offer is not required to be eligible to receive an NoI from AINP. However, AINP gives priority to those candidates who have a job offer from an Alberta employer or previous work experience in the province.
Other prioritizing factors include:
> A degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer
> A parent, child or sibling already living in Alberta.
With the latest draw, the total number of invitations issued to Express Entry candidates by Alberta has touched 3816.
AINP selects candidates who meet the labour market requirements of the province from the federal Express Entry pool. Candidates are chosen on the basis of information provided in their Express Entry profile. The invited candidates are issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) to apply for provincial nomination.
In order to be selected, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
- Have stated an interest to permanently settle in Alberta
- Is working in an occupation that supports the economic development and diversification of Alberta
- Have a minimum CRS score of 300.
Canada PNP is a great option for those who are less fortunate with Express Entry draws. This immigration pathway also gives vast opportunities for eligible candidates to migrate to the country. Contact us to know which immigration pathway is best for you!