CRS Requirement Drops To 301 In Latest Alberta PNP Draw

An exclusive provincial draw was held by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) on April 20. 


It resulted in a total of 200 invitations for a provincial nomination to eligible Express Entry candidates registered in the federal pool. These candidates are now one step closer to obtaining permanent residence (PR) in Canada. 

The major advantage of receiving provincial nomination under AINP draws on April 20 include: 

  • The qualifying score remains as low as 301 CRS points which are based on core human capital factors like age, education, work experience, and language proficiency in English or French, 
  • Those Express Entry candidates who receive nominations from AINP will automatically add 600 points to their overall CRS score. This will effectively guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in upcoming Express Entry draws held fortnightly by IRCC. 

‘Enhanced’ Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Express Entry system is a database of all eligible candidates who qualify for federal programs like the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

These registered profiles are assessed and ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates receive points for factors including their age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French. The varying degree of scores will help the government determine a prospective immigrant to succeed in Canada’s labor market. 

Ever since the launch of the Express Entry system in 2015, all provincial streams are aligned with it for selecting eligible candidates. All immigration streams under Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are classified into two: ‘enhanced’ provincial streams & ‘base’ provincial streams. 

Alberta Express Entry comes under the ‘enhanced’ provincial stream, which means AINP can directly nominate eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool. 

Additional requirements to receive provincial nominations under the Alberta Express Entry stream include: 

  • Strong provincial ties which can be family ties or graduation from any University or College in Alberta, or those who can support the government’s economic development and diversification priorities. 
  • Adequate work experience in an eligible occupation. Contact our consultants to the eligible list of occupations. 

Canada is keen on achieving its immigration target of 1.2 new immigrants by 2023. It has planned to achieve more than 60% of the said target through various economic-class programs including Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, Business Immigration. 

So far in 2021, Alberta has invited about 1,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The prospects of receiving more invitations look bright. 

So, why wait any further?

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