The Canadian province of Alberta has invited 197 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 301 to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The draw, which took place through the Alberta Express Entry Stream, was held on May 15; however, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) published details of the draw this week only.
Introduced in 2018, the Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to search the federal Express Entry pool for immigration candidates who meet specified eligibility requirements and invite them for a provincial nomination.
In order to be considered for a nomination from Alberta, candidates need to be eligible for one of the three federal immigration programs managed by the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class — and have an active profile in the Express Entry pool.
Express Entry candidates must have a minimum CRS score of 300 and need to be working in an occupation that “supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities” among other criteria.
A total of 3,554 Express Entry candidates have been invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence through the 15 Alberta Express Entry Stream draws held so far in 2019, seven out of which have seen the minimum score range between 300 and 302.
Express Entry candidates who receive an invitation, have 30 days to submit a complete application for a provincial nomination from Alberta.
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