Alberta has lower CRS requirements in latest PNP draws

Alberta requires lower CRS scores

After Alberta held an immigration draw on March 2, 2021, Express Entry candidates are now closer to getting a Canada PR status. In the March 2 draw, the Alberta PNP invited 200 Express Entry candidates to apply for the Alberta Express Entry stream. The candidates selected required a minimum CRS score of 301.

The invited candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination to become Canadian permanent resident. Every candidate invited in the draw had an Express Entry profile.

What is the Express Entry system?

When it comes to managing applications for permanent residency in Canada, the Express Entry system is what is put to the task. The Express Entry manages applications for 3 federal immigration pathways meant for highly-skilled individuals. These pathways are FSWP, FSTP, and CEC.

The scores for eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool are assigned based on the CRS. The scores are determined by considering factors such as work experience, age, education, and proficiency in the English and French languages.

IRCC conducts immigration draws regularly and invites candidates with the highest scores to apply for a Canada PR visa. Those invited in the draw held on March 8, 2021, had received a provincial nomination already.

If a candidate receives a provincial nomination from Alberta, that candidate will get 600 extra CRS points.

About Alberta Express Entry Stream

This stream is an enhanced PNP meant for Express Entry candidates with strong connections with Alberta. They may otherwise be individuals who can extend support to the government’s priorities for economic development and diversification.

Alberta is considering only immigration candidates who are already residing in the province as it seems more beneficial to the province. The eligible candidates are those with work experience in an eligible job. The federal government increased the number of jobs ineligible to apply for an LMIA, on November 1, 2020. However, candidates who got invited on or after November 1, 2020, can still get selected via the Alberta Express Entry stream. It doesn’t matter if they are employed in a job for which the Canadian federal government will process an LMIA.

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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

PGWP – Post Graduate Work Permit

LMIA – Labor Market Impact Assessment

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

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