Alberta PNP invites 275 Express Entry candidates, offers nomination

Alberta PNP invites 275 Express Entry candidates, offers nomination

The details of the Alberta PNP draw that was conducted on September 30, 2021, were released lately. In the draw, AINP had invited 275 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. They had a minimum CRS score of 300 points.

In September 2021 alone, Alberta PNP had invited 1,610 immigration candidates. All the draws held in September 2021 had 300 as the minimum CRS score. Till now in 2021, this Canadian province has invited 5,617 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The total number of invitations Alberta is allowed to issue in 2021 is 6,250.

The working of Alberta PNP Express Entry stream

The Express Entry stream is an enhanced PNP stream that finds eligible and suitable candidates from the Express Entry pool. Their eligibility and suitability of candidates are largely determined by the skill requirements of the province, fulfilled by skilled foreign workers.

Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

When provincial governments choose and nominate Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

To be eligible for a provincial nomination via the Alberta Express Entry stream, you need to have experience working in an eligible occupation. However, this list of eligible occupations isn’t provided as such by AINP. Rather it issues a list of occupations that aren’t eligible for nomination.

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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

AINP – Alberta Immigration Nominee Program

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