Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 136 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score as low as 300 in the latest AINP Express Entry stream draw held on March 18. Though the candidates were not required to have a job offer to be invited in the draw, the candidates were supposed to have an active Express Entry profile.
The candidates who are invited in the AINP Express Entry draw can now submit the complete application for provincial nomination from Alberta. If nominated, these candidates will have 600 additional points added to their total CRS score and that would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Canada Express Entry system
The Express Entry system of Canada manages applications for Canada immigration through the three major economic immigration programs of the country–Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. The first step for a candidate to migrate to Canada through Express Entry is to create an Express Entry profile. Based on the information regarding various human capital factors given in the profile such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency etc., each candidate is awarded a CRS score out of 1200. Canada invites the highest-scoring candidates to apply for permanent residence in the Express Entry draws that are conducted regularly.
Alberta Express Entry stream
Alberta Express Entry stream considers candidates with work experience in an occupation that supports the “economic development and diversification priorities” of Alberta. Priority is also given to candidates who meet the following criteria:
- A job offer or work experience in Alberta
- A Canadian degree along with a valid job offer
- A close family member already residing in Alberta
So far, a total of 887 candidates have received invitations through the Alberta Express Entry stream in this year. In 2019, the total number of invitations issued through Alberta Express Entry stream was 11,137.
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