The Canadian province of Alberta released details of its second draw of 2022 held on January 18. The Provincial Nominee Program draw targeted eligible immigration applicants registered in the Canada Express Entry pool.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued Notification of Interest (NOIs) to 350 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nominations. The western province targeted Express Entry candidates having a higher Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 346 points than the previous draw. The average qualifying score remains around 300.
All the invited candidates are now one step closer to applying for permanent residence (PR) in Canada through the federal Express Entry system.
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 labor 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 latest Express Entry draw invited a record 1,070 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.
Qualifying for Canada Immigration in 2022
The province had already launched a new immigration program to expedite provincial nominations for Canada Express Entry candidates in 2022 & beyond.
|According to the population estimates, Alberta welcomes about 40,000 new immigrants every year.
Alberta’s total share of immigrants in Canada is approximately 13 per cent, the third-highest in the country, after Ontario (44.7 per cent) and British Columbia (15.8 per cent).
Alberta plays an important role in Canada’s oil, mining, and natural gas industries. The Province depends on foreign talent to support its economy.
The AINP has a high volume of applications in the following occupations and may take a longer time to process:
6311 – Foodservice supervisors
6211 – Retail sales supervisors
6322 – Cooks
0211 – Engineering managers
3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
1241 – Administrative assistants
1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations
2131 – Civil engineers
1221 – Administrative officers
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