Alberta invites 471 Express Entry candidates

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Results of the latest two Alberta Express Entry draws have been released. On July 17, Alberta issued a total of 251 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores starting at 400.  Two provincial nomination draws have created an opportunity for Express Entry candidates seeking to immigrate to the province of Alberta—Canada’s west-most Prairie Province, home to Calgary, Edmonton, and Banff National Park.

One week later, on July 24, there were 220 NOIs sent out to 220 candidates with CRS scores as low as 303.

The NOI’s were issued as part of the Alberta Express Entry Stream selection through which the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

Since the first Alberta Express Entry-Stream Selection draw, which took place just over a year ago, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has held 26 draws—issuing a total of 5,063 NOIs.

To apply for Alberta PNP, No job offer or previous work experience in Alberta is required to be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream. However, applicants should be working in an occupation that supports the province’s economic development and diversification priorities. The province does not provide a list of eligible occupations.

The AINP may give priority to candidates with:

·         Job offer and/or work experience in Alberta;

·         Degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or

·         Parent, child or sibling already living in Alberta.

Below factors can decrease the chances of the Candidates of getting and ITA from Alberta PNP.

  • Express Entry expiry date is within three months of the draw
  • Certain occupations such as those listed in the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list which is as below.
  • Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators, and Related
  • Unique to the Primary Industry (Oil and Gas)
  • Sales and Service
  • Business, Finance and Administrative
  • Management
  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers, Cooks, Attendants, and Kitchen Helpers
  • Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related workers
  • Contractors and supervisors, trades and related workers
  • Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • Metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
  • Finance and insurance clerks
  • Retail managers, salespersons, sales clerks and cashiers
  • Automotive service technicians

Alberta’s Express Entry Stream draws candidates with CRS scores that are much lower than those drawn through Federal Express Entry draws. So If the candidate is having low CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) is can apply for Alberta PNP through Express Entry Program and enjoy the job opportunities in Canada.

The minimum score of 425, on July 10, 2019, was the highest so far in the AINP draws. However, it was well below the most recent cut-off score for a federal Express Entry draw, which were 459.

The lowest cut-off score in the 13 all-program federal Express Entry draw so far in 2019 was 438.

Alberta has 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 one other had a cut-off CRS score of 302.

If the candidate apply for Alberta PNP through Express Entry Program and the get an invitation from the PNP, can definitely get a PR of Canada. Candidates with a provincial nomination incur an additional 600 CRS points and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada.

What is the federal Express Entry system?

Canada’s Express Entry system manages applications for three of Canada’s main economic immigration programs which is as below

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Canadian Experience Class

Candidates who are eligible for Express Entry Program can enter into the Express Entry pool and are given a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score based on their age, education, work experience, and proficiency in English or French.

Each draw selects a number of the highest-scoring candidates and invites them to apply for permanent residence with the Government of Canada. Generally, the draws take place every two weeks.

To be considered for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry Stream, the Candidate has to first submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.

Alberta was late to participate in Express Entry but now has conducted 26 draws this year to help address its growing labour market needs,” said David Cohen, senior partner with the Campbell, Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal.

“The recent draws are also good news for talented Express Entry candidates with lower CRS scores as it provides them with a way to improve their scores and pursue permanent residence in the prosperous province of Alberta.”

If you are looking forward to move to Canada and have less CRS score, you can apply for Alberta PNP with job offer letter through Express Entry program. Please feel free to contact us through Free Assessment form or Call us today!!!

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