23 May 2019
Alberta has invited 197 Express Entry candidates who have a score as low as 301 to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The draw was done through the Alberta Express Entry Stream, held on May 15. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) published the draw results.
The AINP is a provincial nominee program, designed to serve the economic needs of the province.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream is a new program established in 2018, and allows the AINP search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet their requirements.
Eligible candidates in the Express Entry system are assigned a score by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Those with the highest scores are invited for permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.
Express Entry candidates who have a provincial nomination receive 600 additional points, guaranteeing them an invitation for permanent residence.
Through this stream, 3,554 Express Entry candidates have been invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Express Entry candidates who wish to be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream must have a CRS score of at least 300, and be working in an occupation that is in-demand in Alberta’s economy, in order to be considered for an invitation from the AINP.
The AINP has not released the occupations that are eligible.
The AINP gives priority to those who:
- Have a job offer in Alberta, or work experience in the province
- Graduated from a post-secondary institution, and have a job offer
- Have a parent, child or sibling living in Alberta
So far in 2019, the Alberta Express Entry Stream has held 15 draws, 7 of which had a minimum score requirement that ranged from 300 to 302.
In comparison, a recent federal Express Entry draw, where the lowest score drawn was 438.
For more information on immigrating to Alberta, contact Green Light Canada.