Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invites 300 express entry candidates through its Express Entry stream in a provincial draw held on March 26. Candidates were required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301 points.
Candidates must have a valid Express Entry profile to be considered for provincial nomination.
Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination will automatically be awarded 600 CRS points. This means the invited candidateís total CRS score will come to 901 points.
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The federal government of Canada has increased the number of ineligible occupations for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in Alberta on November 1, 2020. However, applicants who received an invitation on or after November 1, 2020, can still be selected through the Alberta Express Entry stream, even if they work in LMIA federal government-exempted profession.
In 2020, Alberta was given a total of 6,250 nominations. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Albertaís allocations have been reduced to 4,000 nominations. All of these nominations were issued in June 2020, which is why there was no draw for the second half of the year.
The AINP has yet to release the number of provincial nominee allocations for Alberta in 2021.
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