In the last week of August 2021, Alberta held its two biggest PNP draws of the year. These draws bring the total number of Alberta PNP invitees this year to 4,007 after the invitation rounds resumed in January 2021. There had been a temporary hiatus in the latter months of 2020.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held its largest draw to date on August 23, with 450 invitations to Express Entry candidates. Invited candidates were required to have Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 300.
In the next draw on August 30, Alberta held its biggest draw since 2019 with 400 invitations to Express Entry candidates who had CRS scores of at least 301.
Alberta is allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates in 2021. Keeping in mind the invitations already sent, Alberta has 2,243 more invitations that can be issued in this year.
How does the Alberta Express Entry Stream work?
The Alberta Express Entry stream is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which allows the provincial government to search the federal government’s Express Entry pool of candidates for profiles eligible for a provincial nomination.
Provincial nominees automatically get an additional 600 points to their original CRS score. If the lowest-scoring candidates in the new Alberta draw receive the nomination, their new CRS scores will be 901, which is sufficient to be invited in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Alberta Express Entry Stream Eligibility
The Alberta Express Entry stream requires candidates to have work experience in an eligible occupation to be considered for the provincial nomination. Rather than providing a list of eligible occupations, the AINP offers a list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream.
Many who apply under this stream work as food service supervisors, transport truck drivers, and cooks among others.
The applicant’s Express Entry profile should indicate an interest in moving to Alberta. Certain factors increase your likelihood of being nominated, like having work experience, or a job offer in Alberta. Having a Canadian education helps too. Also, having a parent, child, or sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen in Alberta supports your application.
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