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Alberta invited total 835 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination through two PNP draws conducted in September, 2021

Alberta invited total 835 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination through two PNP draws conducted in September, 2021

Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program – The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) published details of its two immigration draws held in the month of September, 2021.

A total of 835 Express Entry candidates received invitations, also known as Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters, to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in these draws.

Draw Date Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent Minimum CRS Score
September 14 385 300
September 21 450 300

The first round of invitations was conducted on September 14, where 385 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination.

In second draw on September 21, AINP invited another 450 immigration candidates.

In order to be eligible to receive an invitation in these draws, candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300 in the Express Entry system.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream of AINP allows the province to search the federal Express Entry Pool for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

In order to apply under this stream, candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

Although no job offer is required to apply under Alberta PNP; AINP generally gives preference to candidates who have a job offer and/or work experience or have a parent, child, brother and/or sister living in Alberta who is a citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

AINP has now invited total 5,342 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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Alberta PNP invited 500 Express Entry Candidates to apply for provincial nomination in its largest PNP draw on September 7, 2021

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of its largest immigration draw to date conducted on September 7, 2021.

A total of 500 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 300 received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream is Express Entry-aligned stream of AINP that allows the province search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates do not require having any job offers in the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through this Stream. However, they need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

Assessment Criteria

Applicants need to meet the following assessment criteria to submit an application to the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The applicant must:

  • have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • meet the criteria of at least one of the federal immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • intend to and be able to live and work in Alberta
  • be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification
  • have a Comprehensive Ranking System score of at least 300

In addition, there are certain factors that can increase applicant’s chances of receiving invitation, like:

  • having a job offer and/or work experience in the province;
  • hold a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • having a parent, child, or sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen in Alberta

Express Entry candidates who successfully receive a nomination from Alberta, obtain  an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Alberta has now invited 4,507 Express Entry candidates so far in 2021. AINP is permissible to issue total 6,250 nomination certificates this year.

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Alberta 396 Express Entry candidates for provincial nomination in its biggest PNP draw of 2021 on August 10

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 396 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in its biggest immigration draw of the year on August 10.

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300.

The invited candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream of AINP.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream of AINP allows the province to search the federal Express Entry Pool for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates do not require having any job offers in the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through this Stream. However, they need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

There are certain factors that can increase your likelihood of being nominated, like:

  • having a job offer and/or work experience in the province;
  • hold a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • having a parent, child, or sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen in Alberta

Express Entry candidates with a nomination from Alberta, receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

AINP has now invited 3,157 Express Entry candidates so far this year. The province is allowed to issue total 6,250 nomination certificates in 2021.

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200 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from Alberta PNP on April 20

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on April 20.

200 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR in this draw.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw dropped slightly to 301 points – reduction of a point than the previous draw.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the AINP search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

It also provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible Express Entry candidates with strong ties to the province or who are working in an occupation that supports the province’s “economic development and diversification priorities,” among other factors.

Express Entry candidates with a nomination from Alberta, receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, AINP is only considering those candidates who are already living and working in the province along with having work experience in an eligible occupation.

Due to a high volume of applications under the Alberta Express Entry Stream in certain occupations, AINP may take longer time to process. These occupations include:

  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 1221 – Administrative officers

AINP has now invited 1,409 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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Alberta invited 300 Express Entry candidates with CRS Scores as low as 301 to apply for provincial nomination on March 26

The Canadian province of Alberta released details of its new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw conducted on March 26.

A total of 300 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) in this invitation round.

In order to receive an invite in this draw, candidates just needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301.

Introduced in 2018, the Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the AINP search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

It also provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible Express Entry candidates with strong ties to the province or who are working in an occupation that supports the province’s “economic development and diversification priorities,” among other factors.

Candidates do not require having any job offers in the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through this Stream. However, AINP generally gives priority to candidates who:

  • have a job offer and/or work experience in the province;
  • hold a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • have a parent, child or sibling already living in the province

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, AINP is only considering those immigration candidates for nomination who are already living and working in Alberta.

Express Entry candidates with a nomination from Alberta, receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Alberta has now invited more than 1000 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

 

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