The Express Entry stream draw of Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held on December 5 issued Notifications of Interest (NoIs) to 132 candidates to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the candidates invited in the draw was 400.
Through the Express Entry stream, AINP selects eligible candidates to invite to apply for provincial nomination, from the federal Express Entry pool. The Express Entry candidates who successfully apply for and receive provincial nomination from Alberta will also have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total CRS score. This guarantees them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
The CRS cut-off score set for the December 5 AINP Express Entry stream draw is much lower in comparison to the cut-off scores for the federal Express Entry draws held this year. The lowest CRS cut-off score in a federal Express Entry draw this year so far was 438.
It is not necessary for a candidate to have a job offer from Alberta to be eligible for invitation under the Alberta Express Entry stream. However, if the candidate has one or more of the following advantages, they are more likely to be selected in the Alberta Express Entry stream draws:
- A job offer or previous work experience in Canada
- A degree obtained from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer
- A parent, child or sibling residing in Alberta.
In the year 2019, Alberta conducted 31 provincial nomination draws. The nomination allocation for Alberta for the current year was 6000. AINP has issued all the 6000 certificates for the year. The province is expected to issue invitations again in January 2020.
The Express Entry stream of Alberta is the best pathway for immigration aspirants, especially those who are worried about their low CRS scores. In a few draws held this year, the province invited Express Entry candidates with CRS score as low as 300. Thus, AINP opens up opportunities for eligible skilled workers to move to Canada permanently and live/work/study in the province.
Canada PNP offers numerous options for immigration aspirants to make their dream come true, even if they have low CRS scores. Contact our expert Canada immigration consultants to know more about your options to migrate to Canada through provincial nominee programs.