The province of Alberta released previous two provincial nomination draws for Express Entry candidates. The July 17 draw issued a total of 251 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores starting at 400. The other AINP draw was conducted on July 24 issuing 220 NOIs to the candidates with the CRS scores as low as 303.
These NOIs were issued to the Express Entry candidates through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The province searches the express entry pool and invites candidates who meet the stream's eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has fixed a total of 6,000 nominations for 2019 as set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Till now 3,385 nomination certificates have been issued in 2019.
To apply for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program through express entry stream, no job offer or previous work experience is required. However, the candidate should be working in an occupation that supports the province's economic development and diversification priorities.
Though the priority for provincial nomination is given to the candidates with:
Alberta Express Entry stream draws candidates with the lowest CRS scores as compared to the Federal Express Entry Draws. The minimum score of 425, on July 10, 2019, was the highest so far in the AINP draws.
Alberta selected Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 through the Alberta Express Entry stream on four occasions in 2019. Three draws had a minimum CRS score of 301 and others had a cut-off CRS score 302.
The selected candidates receive 600 additional points towards the overall immigration point score resulting in better Canada PR chances. For further information related to Canada Immigration news and other related PR programs, connect with the visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global.