Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP) invited 148 Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of 300. The Alberta Express Entry draw was held on May 27 and the results were announced recently.
Canada Express Entry
The federal Express Entry system of Canada manages applications for immigration under the three major federal economic immigration programs of Canada, which are: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. The candidates who wish to receive a provincial nomination under the Express Entry stream of Alberta must first create an Express Entry profile. Each profile is assessed and ranked under the Comprehensive Ranking System. A CRS score out of 1200 is awarded to each profile and the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The candidates who are nominated by a province have 600 additional points added to their total CRS score. It increases their chances of received in Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in the federal Express Entry draw.
Alberta Express Entry stream
To receive an invitation under the Alberta Express Entry stream, the candidate must have work experience in an occupation that supports the economic development and diversification priorities of Alberta. Though Alberta does not maintain a list of eligible occupations, they do have a list of ineligible occupations. These occupations include the high-wage and low wage government jobs as well as those included in the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list. In the context of special restrictive measures introduced in the wake of COVID-19, the Alberta Express Entry stream is giving priority to those candidates who are already in Alberta. The province has issued a total of 1746 Invitations to Express Entry candidates so far this year. In 2019, Alberta issued a total of 6884 invitations.