Upset with the low CRS score? Apply via Alberta Express Entry System

Eligible Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) as low as 301 have been invited through Alberta Express Entry Stream. The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to search the Federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

 The CRS ranks Express Entry candidates based on points awarded for factors such as age, skilled work experience, education, and proficiency in English or French. Also, eligible candidates must have a CRS score at least 300 and they must be working in an occupation that “supports Alberta’s economic development and expansion,” among other criteria. Alberta PNP focuses on the below mentioned In-Demand Occupations:

NOC Code Occupations Skill Level
6311 Food Service Supervisors B
6211 Retail Sales Supervisors B
7511 Transport Truck Drivers C
6315 Cleaning Supervisors B
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers B
1241 Administrative assistants B
0631 Restaurant and Food Services Managers 0
0621 Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers 0
6421 Retail Salespersons C
1221 Administrative Officers B


All the Candidates having a job offer and/or work experience in Alberta, a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and/or a parent, child or sibling already living in Alberta may be issued for an NOI.

Candidates must be having a profile in the Express Entry Pool to be considered for this stream. Express Entry profiles that expire in three months or less prior to a given draw date may not be considered, the AINP warns. In the seven draws held so far through Alberta’s Express Entry Stream, candidates selected have had CRS scores as low as 301.


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