Alberta releases the details of its December 2021 PNP Draw

Alberta PNP Draw AINP
  • January 5, 2022

Alberta has released the results of its latest draw, which took place on December 14th. A total of 150 Express entry candidates were invited, with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 351.

Candidates who are invited may be eligible for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream. If they are nominated, they will be one step closer to obtaining permanent residence in Canada. Provincial nominees can apply for federal Canadian immigration through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Express Entry candidates who receive provincial nominations are prioritised at the top of the pool and are likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

In the previous draw, Alberta invited 100 candidates with CRS scores of at least 350.


About Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Alberta Express Entry stream is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It let’s the provincial government make a search in the federal Express Entry pool for potential candidates who are eligible for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry is the application management system for the three Federal High Skilled programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.


Alberta Express Entry Stream – Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive a notification of interest, candidates must:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
  • Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points.

Factors that may improve a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:

  • A job offer from an Albertan employer and/or work experience in Alberta.
  • Having graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Having a relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child and/or sibling.

Factors that decrease a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:


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