The Canadian province of Alberta held its first draw of 2022 on January 05, the draw results of which are being discussed now. The Provincial Nominee Program targeted eligible immigration applicants registered in the Canada Express Entry pool.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued a new round of invitations to nominate 250 Express Entry candidates for provincial nominations. The western province targeted Express Entry candidates with a slightly high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 327 points. The average qualifying score in such draws is 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 1,036 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
Alberta had already invited 6,359 Canada Express Entry candidates in 2021 to apply for provincial nominations, overachieving its annual targets. In 2022 & beyond, the province had already launched a new immigration program to expedite provincial nominations for Canada Express Entry candidates. Click here to get more details.
The AINP has a high volume of applications and Alberta Express Entry submissions in the following occupations including:
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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