In the Alberta Express Entry stream draw held on May 13, the province invited 191 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of 300 to apply for provincial nomination. The Express Entry candidates who have received the invitation, if successfully apply for and obtain a provincial nomination from Alberta, will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) points added to their total score. It guarantees them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
In the wake of COVID-19 crisis, Alberta is offering some relaxations to the applicants with regard to submitting the original documents. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP) currently accepts copies of documents and the applicant will get an additional 60 days to submit the original documents, if they meet all other requirements.
Alberta Express Entry system
To be eligible to receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination under the Alberta Express Entry stream, the candidate must have an active Express Entry profile. They must also have work experience in an occupation that supports the economic development and diversification priorities of Alberta. However, one has to remember that the AINP does not have a list of eligible occupations, but maintains a list of ineligible occupations, named Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list.
In the wake of COVID-19 crisis, Alberta draws are giving priority to those currently working in Alberta. Alberta has issued a total of 1598 invitations under the Alberta Express Entry stream so far this year. The total number of invitations issued under the stream last year was 6884. The provincial nomination allocation for Alberta for the year 2020 is yet to be released.
The Alberta Express Entry stream draw once again prove that a low CRS score does not mean it is impossible for you to migrate to Canada. PNPs offers great opportunities for those who have a low CRS score and those who do not have an Express Entry profile. Contact our expert Canada immigration consultants to find out the best pathway for you to migrate to Canada.