Alberta Invites Express Entry (EE) Candidates with CRS Of 301

On Feb 10th, Alberta sent invitations to Express Entry (EE) candidates for provincial nominations.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program sent invitations to 200 Express Entry candidates to apply to the Alberta Express Entry stream. All invited candidates needed 301 as their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

To secure an invitation in this Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw, candidates required a profile uploaded to the Express Entry system.

Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for three Federal High Skilled immigration pathways. These include Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Those immigration candidates who are eligible are allotted a score based on CRS. Points are awarded for factors determined by the government based on the chances of a prospective immigrant’s success in the Canadian labor market. Some of the factors are the candidate’s age, work experience, education, and language skills in English, French, and others.

Every two weeks, IRCC, the country’s immigration department, conducts Express Entry draws. For this, they invite candidates to send applications for immigration. Only the highest-scoring candidates get an Invitation for applying to the Apply (ITA).

This is an appeal for permanent residence in Canada. If approved, they get a Confirmation for Permanent Residence. The final step involves landing in Canada, after which they become permanent residents officially.

If candidates who earlier received an invitation from Alberta also secure the provincial nomination then, they get 600 CRS points added to their existing score.

Alberta Express Entry Stream

Candidates enrolled in the EE system have the opportunity to receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination. This applies to applicants from Alberta and from other provinces that have Express Entry-oriented PNPs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta is considering candidates who are currently living and/or working in the same province.

Candidates need to have prior work experience in eligible occupations to support the province’s economic aspect and diversification measures.

The AINP shares a list of occupations they will not be considering. Other occupations can be considered.

In Alberta, on November 1 last year, the federal government increased the number of occupations ineligible to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment or LMIA. Candidates who got a Notification of Interest on or after November 1 may get selected through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. This is applicable even if they are working in an occupation the federal government will not be processing an LMIA for.

Alberta was permitted to issue almost 6,250 nomination certificates last year. Due to COVID-19, Alberta reduced nominations to only 4,000. All these nominations were issued by June 2020. This is the reason behind no draws for the second half of that year.

The number of provincial nominations for Alberta for 2021 is not known so far.

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