New Alberta PNP draw invites 148 immigration candidates

Alberta PNP Draw
  • July 6, 2021


Alberta held a new draw on June 29, 2021, inviting 148 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. Invited candidates may be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry stream.

To be invited, candidates needed a profile in the Express Entry system with a score of at least 302.

Alberta has now invited 2,432 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination since it resumed invitation rounds in January 2021. It had taken a temporary hiatus in the latter months of 2020.

Alberta is allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates in 2021. Not everyone invited to apply will receive a provincial nomination. Some may not fill out the application, or they may not meet the eligibility criteria. In the same vein, not everyone who gets a nomination will become permanent residents, although the vast majority does.

Compared to Alberta’s previous Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw this month, this draw had fewer candidates and a slightly higher CRS requirement.


Alberta Express Entry Stream Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream, you need to have work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP does not provide a list of eligible occupations; rather it offers a list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream.

Many who apply under this stream work as food service supervisors, transport truck driver, and cooks and so on. The AINP has a high volume of applications and Alberta Express Entry submissions in the following occupations. These submissions may take longer to process. Here is the list.

Your Express Entry profile should indicate that you have an interest in moving to Alberta. Certain factors increase your likelihood of being nominated, like having work experience, or a job offer in Alberta. A Canadian education also helps. It also helps your application if you have a parent, child, or sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen in Alberta.

The point of this PNP is to support the province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

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