Alberta

Alberta invites 478 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 302 in September 11 and September 18 draws (WWICS: 01201910Ga1008)

Alberta released the details of its two recent provincial nomination draws

Alberta issued a total of 478 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in two draws held on September 11 and September 18.

The lowest ranked candidate, who received an invitation in one of these draws, had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 302.

A total of 339 NOIs were issued in the September 11th draw, with the lowest-ranked candidate invited had the CRS score of 302. While in another draw that held on September 18, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 139 invitations to Express Entry candidates with CRS score as low as 350.

These two September draws also bring the total number of nomination certificates issued by the AINP to Express Entry candidates so far this year to 4,378.

Introduced in July last year, the Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

To be considered for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence from Alberta through its Express Entry Stream, candidates must have a CRS score of at least 300 points and be working in an occupation that “supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities,” among other criteria.

There is currently no list of eligible occupations available. While a job offer or previous work in Alberta is not mandatory in order to be eligible, the AINP 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; and/or
  • have a parent, child or sibling already living in the province

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.

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