Alberta’s latest immigration draw invited Express Entry candidates. They had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score as low as 322.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) sent 200 Notification of Interest (NOI) in its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw.
NOI is generally called invitations in Canada immigration.
The draw was conducted on April 29, 2020.
If the NOI recipients of the draw got provincial nomination from Alberta PNP, they will get 600 additional points. These points can be used in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw by immigration Canada.
The added points will in effect ensure that the candidate will get an invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence in Canada.
The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been aiming at a specific category of candidates for offering a provincial nomination from March 18, 2020. It was on this day that travel restrictions to combat COVID-19 were implemented.
As for now, Alberta is only taking up profiles of candidates living and working in the province to offer provincial nomination.
Alberta is offering flexibility to candidates who are facing a lag in submitting documents. The lag would be owing to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
AINP is ready to accept copies of necessary documents.
Complying with necessary requirements, a candidate can have their file kept under consideration for 60 days.
To be eligible for Alberta Express Entry Stream, candidates need to have their profiles in the federal Express Entry system.
They need to have work experience in a job that supports the priorities and economic development of the province.
AINP needs candidates:
- Currently working in Alberta, even if they are working from home
- Having work permit authorizing them to work in their current job
- Having a paid full-time job that meets the provincial minimum wage, and exceed Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirements
- Working in an occupation considered eligible (I.e. those which are not one of the low-wage and high-wage occupations of the government in the Alberta province, and neither in Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list)
Applications of candidates who meet the above requirements but cannot meet licensure requirements will be kept on hold for 60 days.
So far, in 2020, the province has issued 1,407 invitations to Express Entry candidates.
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