Nearly 3,157 Express Entry applicants invited by Alberta, to file for a provincial nomination
On August 10, nearly 396 Express Entry candidates were invited by the Alberta province to apply for a provincial nomination, thus making it the biggest draw for the year. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) welcomed applicants who have Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 300 (the minimum score required for nomination). Candidates in this category can now apply for a provincial nomination using the Alberta Express Entry system.
In this draw, more applicants were invited than in the previous Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw, although the CRS requirement remained the same.
With the beginning of invitation rounds in 2021, Alberta has invited nearly 3,157 Express Entry candidates to submit for a provincial nomination. It has taken a little break in the latter months of 2020. In 2021, Alberta has the authority to award 6,250 nomination certificates.
What exactly is the Alberta Express Entry Stream, and how does it operate?
The Alberta Express Entry stream allows the provincial government to examine the Federal Express Entry pool for profiles of people who may be eligible for a provincial nomination.
If you meet the requirements for Express Entry, you will be assigned a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). You get points based on your age, education, job experience, English or French language proficiency, and other criteria. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) performs Express Entry drawings on a monthly basis, asking the top-scoring applicants to apply for permanent residence.
Through the Express Entry system, it is possible to immigrate without a provincial nomination. However, if the applicant has lower CRS scores, he or she may opt to apply for a PNP. Candidates can easily earn additional 600 points as provincial nominees. If the lowest-scoring Alberta draw candidates are recommended, their new CRS scores will be 900, which will be more than enough to be invited to the next Express Entry draw.
Eligibility for the Alberta Express Entry Stream
To be eligible for a provincial nomination under the Alberta Express Entry stream, the candidate should have a work experience in a qualified occupation. The AINP does not give a list of jobs that are eligible for the stream; rather, it provides a list of occupations that are not suitable for the stream.
Many job seekers in this industry work as food service supervisors, transport truck drivers, and cooks, among other things.
Your Express Entry profile should clearly demonstrate your intentions and willingness to migrate to Alberta. Work experience or a job offer in Alberta, for example, will improve your chances of getting nominated. If you have a parent, sibling, or a child who is a permanent resident or citizen of Alberta, it will also aid your application.
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