Alberta, one of the provinces of Canada has come up with its statistics mentioning about all the 14 draws which have held so far in 2019 under the Express Entry-aligned immigration stream. A total of 3,357 invitations to apply (ITA) have been issued for a provincial nomination to Express Entry applicants having CRS as low as 300 for Canada Permanent residency visa.
There is an entitlement of additional 600 points in the overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to the Express Entry candidates nominated by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), assuring an invitation to apply for Canada PR.
To be eligible for a nomination, applicants should be eligible for one of the three Federal Immigration programs monitored by the Express Entry system and have a profile in the Express Entry pool. EE includes the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Alberta is known as a home to the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, which are considered as a famous immigrants destination. Alberta’s economy is driven by oil and gas production and along with that, Industries like Information technology, health services are getting in popularity as the government works to branch out beyond energy.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream was introduced last year and it permits the province to look for the Federal Express Entry pool for immigration candidates who meet the eligibility requirements and consequently, invite them to apply for a provincial nomination.
Introduced last year, the Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to search the federal Express Entry pool for immigration candidates who meet specified eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination.
The minimum requirement of CRS score for Express Entry candidates is 300 and should be working in an occupation that “supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities, are a few requirements need to be fulfilled, to be considered for a nomination for Canada permanent residence from Alberta.
The AINP mentioned that applicants with a job offer/ work experience in Alberta, a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution, or a parent, child or sibling by now residing in Alberta might be categorized for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination. For the total 14 draws held in 2019, CRS score for the three streams is as low as 300.
This score is a far way lower than the Federal Express Entry draw’s lowest score this year, which was 438. The largest Alberta Express Entry Stream draw took place on March 5 and a total of 473 invitations or Notifications of Interest (NOI) were issued.
NOIs are given to those Express Entry candidates who are identified through a search of the Federal pool by the AINP. The candidates offered with NOIs have 30 days to lodge a complete application for a provincial nomination from Alberta.
|Draw Date||Number of NOIs Issued||Lowest score invited|
|January 10, 2019||337||300|
|January 25, 2019||81||301|
|February 1, 2019||168||301|
|February 22, 2019||130||302|
|March 5, 2019||473||400|
|March 12, 2019||462||400|
|March 15, 2019||106||300|
|March 19, 2019||271||400|
|March 26, 2019||370||400|
|April 2, 2019||356||400|
|April 9, 2019||172||300|
|April 15, 2019||179||400|
|April 24, 2019||133||400|
|May 2, 2019||119||400|
As per the guidelines of the AINP, here a few factors that can lessen your probability of receiving an NOI through the Alberta Express Entry Stream:a) The duration of the Express Entry profile lasts for three months or less. b) You should be working in an occupation-
The express entry candidates who want to start a new life in Canada and have a lower CRS score- this is a golden opportunity for them.
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