Alberta: 148 and 132 EE candidates invited respectively in two latest draws

November 22, 2019 – Another latest draw held by the Alberta immigration ministry invites 148 Express Entry candidates to apply for the provincial nomination for permanent resident.

The CRS score minimum raised to the 400 points in November 6 selections round. In addition, the Express Entry candidates who are considered in the November 6 draw required a minimum score of 400 points to receive an invitation apart from other requirements criteria.

The federal express entry system manages a pool of candidates for Canada’s immigration categories i.e. Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trade Class, and Canadian experience class.

Express Entry candidates are allotted a CRS score on factors such as work experience, age, education, and language skill.

The Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) controls Alberta Express Entry Stream. The AINP program is the gateway for the eligible candidates to enter the express entry pool. To select express entry candidates, AINP demands that the candidates should contribute to economic development and must show strong ties with the society and country. However, a job offer is not required while applying for a provincial nomination, but the Express Entry who holds an offer, or graduated from Canadian post-secondary institution, or having any relative living in Alberta (parent, child or sibling) are more likely to issue an invitation.

Apart from, following factors may reduce the probability of candidate’s being considered:

  • If Express entry profile expires within three months
  • If working Express entry candidates falls under ineligible occupation list and high-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta
  • Or, if working in an occupation that has high volume of submissions across AINP streams

A provincial nomination is worth an additional 600 CRS points and effectively guarantees that a candidate will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Government of Canada.

Draw held in December:

December 6.2019 – In the latest draw held on December 6, Alberta issued 132 invitations to candidates falling under the Federal Express Entry Pool.

The invitation or Notification of Interest (NOI) is for the applicants holding Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of 400 and above.

Alberta Immigration nominee Program (AINP) is the immigration nominee program under which applicants need to apply for permanent resident visa.

In order to apply for AINP program, applicants need to have their profile registered in Federal Express Entry System.

Federal Express Entry System:

Express entry basically manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s economic class immigration programs –

  • Federal skilled worker class
  • Federal skilled trade class
  • Canadian experience class

The province of Alberta access the list of applicants from express entry pool and issue the Notification of Interest (NOI) letter to the suitable candidate that opens the prospects of invitation to apply (ITA) through the draw from the express entry pool.

An express entry candidate with a provincial nomination from Alberta receive an additional 600 points added to their CRS score. This additional score assures an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

To be eligible for the AINP program, there is no employment offer or previous work required in Alberta. Besides, the AINP will give priority to the candidates with:

  • A job offer and/or work experience in Alberta
  • A degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and valid job offer; or
  • A parent, child or sibling already residing in Alberta

After the December 5 draw, the total number of Express Entry candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence through the Alberta Express Entry Stream this year sums up to 6,752.


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