CRS Drops to 301 in the Latest Alberta PNP Draw

Alberta nominates Express Entry candidates with low CRS 301-min

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held an exclusive draw on March 02 which resulted in issuing a total of 200 invitations for a provincial nomination to eligible Express Entry candidates.

These candidates who got invitations under the Alberta Express Entry stream are just one step closer to obtaining permanent residence in Canada. 

The Express Entry system is the major application management system for Canadian immigration. It handles applications for three federal programs such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

All eligible immigration candidates 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. 

There are two major advantages of receiving a provincial nomination under AlNP: 

  • Qualifying CRS score is as low as 301 for March 02 draw, and
  • Those who receive the provincial nomination will automatically get an additional 600 CRS points added to their overall score. 

It means that candidates are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the upcoming federal Express Entry draw. In fact, the most recent invitation round held on March 8 invited 671 candidates who had previously received a provincial nomination.

All You Need To Know To Qualify For Alberta Express Entry Stream

Alberta Express Entry stream is classified as enhanced PNP under the AINP. It is exclusively for Express Entry candidates who had already submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI) to Alberta. 

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. Contact our consultants to know more. 

Alberta was allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates in 2020 which got reduced to 4,000 nominations due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Canada is keen on achieving its immigration target of 1.2 new immigrants by 2023. Further, over 60% of the said target is to be achieved through various economic-class programs including Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, Business Immigration. 

Alberta has invited 709 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, so far in 2021.

Take this quick assessment online to determine your eligibility based on your profile.

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