Alberta invites a lump sum of 181 candidates from the Express Entry pool with the least CRS score of 301 to apply for a provincial nomination.
Alberta's immigration draws were announced and made public on July 14.
Inviting 181 express entry candidates from the pool, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issues a provincial nomination through the EE-aligned Alberta Express Entry stream. Those invited have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301.
In contrast with the previous draws held in the month of June, more candidates found success in the recent draw and the CRS scores requirement has also decreased.
Ever since it started processing its intake cap in January 2021. The AINP has found a positive response from the global talent house. It had taken a brief halt in the later months of 2020 owing to the advent of the pandemic around the world. Summarizing the above, Alberta now has a tally of 2,613 express entry candidates under its kitty.
The sovereign province of Alberta has been allotted an intake capacity of 6,250 nominations, a quarter of which has already come to light through the certificates issued in 2021.
While everyone applying through the Alberta provincial nominee program may not be invited as they won't be eligible to meet the requirements of the province but a majority of them find their new home in Canada if the province identifies their skillsets relevant to their employment market.
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How does it work?
The Alberta Express Entry stream grants the provincial authorities to look for a candidate in the express entry pool. The qualifying individuals are awarded a provincial certificate which can be further used to leverage additional points in the CRS to apply for a Canadian PR.
Express Entry is the brainchild of the Canadian federal government. It governs the intake process of qualifying highly skilled individuals under the three mainstream Federal Skilled programs:
1.Federal Skilled Worker Program
2.Federal Skilled Trades Program
3.Canadian Experience Class
If you qualify as an eligible candidate for Express entry, you'll be scored based on your core-human attributes on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). These attributes include your age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and other factors.
The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are thorough with the Express Entry draws, calling the high-scoring candidate in the pool to apply for a Canadian permanent residence.
Though it is possible to qualify for immigration under the Express Entry system, however, individuals with a lower CRS may choose to apply with a provincial nomination to alleviate their CRS score. The person who receives a nomination would automatically be credited with 600 additional points. In view of the current scenario, those invited to apply for a PR have got an aggregate of 901 CRS points which is more than enough to qualify for Express Entry.
Discover if you're eligible for Alberta Express Entry Stream
To qualify for the AINP's Alberta Express Entry stream, you need to have prior work experience in an eligible occupation listed in Canada. Alberta doesn't have a personalized list of occupations rather it details the list of occupations that are not eligible in the province.
Your EE profile should show that you have genuine interests in immigrating to Alberta. Certain factors like having an Alberta job offer, Canadian education and work experience, etc. significantly increases your chances for an Alberta nomination. Having a parent, sibling, or child in Alberta also helps your application in the AINP nominations.
The whole point of this provincial nomination program is to support and diversify the economy of Alberta.
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