15 May 2019

Alberta invites 3,357 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination so far in 2019 with CRS scores as low as 300

The Canadian province of Alberta has released new information showing the 14 draws it held through its Express Entry-aligned immigration stream so far in 2019, issuing a total of 3,357 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 300.

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.

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 for Canadian permanent residence from Alberta, 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.

Of the 14 draws held so far in 2019, three issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300, which is notably lower than the lowest score drawn through a federal Express Entry draw so far this year, which was 438.

Express Entry candidates who receive an NOI, have to submit a complete application for a provincial nomination from Alberta within 30 days of receiving invitation.

Draw Date   Number of NOIs Issued   Lowest score invited
10-Jan-19           337           300
25-Jan-19           81           301
1-Feb-19           168           301
22-Feb-19           130           302
5-Mar-19           473           400
12-Mar-19           462           400
15-Mar-19           106           300
19-Mar-19           271           400
26-Mar-19           370           400
2-Apr-19           356           400
9-Apr-19           172           300
15-Apr-19           179           400
24-Apr-19           133           400
2-May-19           119           400
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