First Alberta Express Entry Draw

First Alberta Express Entry draw 2020 held on January 9 issues 150 invites


The first Alberta Express Entry draw 2020, which was held on January 9, saw 150 candidates receiving Notifications of Interest (NoIs) or invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates who have received invitations through the Alberta Express Entry stream were required to score at least 350 Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) points to be invited.

Alberta Express Entry stream

The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to select eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and nominate them for Permanent Residence in Canada. The Canada Express Entry system manages applications to the three federal economic immigration programs– the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. The candidates who receive invitation in an Alberta Express Entry draw and successfully obtain provincial nomination from Alberta, will get 600 additional CRS points that would guarantee them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

The minimum CRS score required for candidates to receive invitation in the January 9 draw was 350. This score requirement is too low when compared to the minimum CRS score requirement for the latest federal Express Entry draw held on January 22, which was 471. So Alberta Express Entry stream gives an opportunity to apply for Canada PR to even those immigration candidates who have a low CRS score.

Alberta Express Entry Stream Eligibility

To be eligible for provincial nomination from Alberta through the Express Entry stream, the candidates need to meet certain criteria. Though a job offer or previous work experience in the province is not mandatory, the stream gives priority to those who meet the following criteria:

• A job offer from an Alberta employer
• Work experience in Alberta
• A Canadian degree and a valid job offer
• A close relative residing in Alberta

Canada Provincial Nominee Programs is a favourable pathway for even those with a low CRS score. Check your eligibility for Canada migration through PNP by filling our free online assessment form.

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