Alberta taps in to 148 new skilled immigrants via PNP draw

Alberta PNP Draw

The details of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw dated May 27, 2020, has been released by Alberta.

The Alberta PNP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) has sent 148 invitations to candidates who may be eligible for Alberta’s provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream.

The candidates who received invites had to have a profile in the federal Express Entry System.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required of the candidates to be invited was 300.

The Express Entry manages applications for 3 federal immigration streams namely:

The candidate profiles are ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). It assigns points for human capital factors such as work experience, education, age, and language skills in English or French.

The candidates who score high are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada via regular Express Entry draws.

A provincial nomination from Alberta can earn the candidate extra points of 600 on the original CRS score. It will increase the candidate’s chance to receive an ITA in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

For now, only candidates within Alberta are invited owing to the COVID-19 situation.

Candidates must have work experience in an eligible occupation. The occupation must support the province’s diversification priorities and economic development. Among the ineligible occupations that AINP does not consider are:

  • Government’s high-wage and low-wage occupations in Alberta
  • Jobs in the Ineligible Occupations list of Alberta Opportunity Stream

The criteria AINP has stipulated for the candidates to receive nomination are:

  • The candidate must be working in Alberta now (including working from home)
  • The candidate must have a work permit that authorizes him/her to work in the current job
  • The candidate must have a paid full-time job that meets the provincial minimum wage, exceed LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) requirements
  • The candidate must work in an eligible occupation

Applications of candidates who were working full time before the COVID-19 outbreak and those who are employed in a regulated job unable to meet licensure requirements will be kept on hold for 60 days.

No application will be processed without the candidate having work experience in Alberta.

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