More Express Entry candidates were targeted in the latest round of invitations from the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued a new round of invitations to nominate 248 Express Entry candidates for provincial nominations.
The province held the round on October 26, targeting Express Entry candidates with a low CRS score of 300 points for the sixth time in a row. All the invited candidates were registered in the federal pool with an Expression of Interest already submitted to AINP.
All the invited candidates are now one step closer to applying for permanent residence (PR) in Canada through the federal Express Entry system.
During the start of the year, the federal government allocated 6,250 nomination certificates to Alberta PNP in 2021. With the latest provincial draws, the province has invited 6,158 Express Entry candidates.
This is to suggest that more Alberta PNP rounds of nominations can be expected before the end of this year.
Canada PR Through AINP Express Entry Stream
The federal Express Entry system is an application management database to streamline federal immigration programs for permanent residency to foreign applicants. It manages applicants under four federal programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Alberta is attracting Chemical Engineers, Metallurgical & Material Engineers, Petroleum Engineers for Canada PR through Canada PNP.
There are two significant advantages of receiving a provincial nomination under AlNP:
- Qualifying CRS score remains as low as 300, unlike any other provincial draws,
- Those who receive the provincial nomination will automatically get an additional 600 CRS points added to their overall score.
All the registered profiles receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates get points for factors including their age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and others. The varying degree of scores will help the government determine a prospective immigrant to succeed in Canada’s labour market.
It means that candidates are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the upcoming federal Express Entry draw. As a matter of fact, the previous Express Entry draw targeted 775 candidates with prior provincial nominations to apply for permanent residency.
Major requirements to receive provincial nominations under this stream include strong ties to Alberta. It includes family ties or graduation from any University or College in Alberta, or those who can support the government’s economic development and diversification priorities.
Candidates are also required to have adequate work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP only provides a list of occupations that are ineligible for the stream’s requirements.
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