Alberta in Canada had its latest invitation round on 21st June for its PNP stream aligned with the Express Entry. It issued 262 Notifications of Interest to candidates from the EE pool with CRS as less as 300.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream gives an opportunity to even low-scoring EE candidates to apply for Canadian PR. This is one of the major advantages of this stream.
Successful candidates who obtain a provincial nomination get 600 extra points. This significantly increases their CRS score which in turn gets them an Invitation to Apply from the EE pool.
The 21st June Alberta draw had a cut-off score of 300. This is remarkably lower than the cut-offs in any Express Entry draw that have been held in 2019. The lowest cut-off in 2019 has been 332 which was seen in the 15th May invitation round. However, this invitation round catered exclusively to the Federal Skilled Trades Class applicants. The lowest cut-off in an all-programs draw in 2019 has been 438.
A candidate who has relevant work experience in any occupation which contributes to the economic progress of Alberta eligible for the Alberta EE Stream. However, there is no such list of occupations which has been released by the Govt, as per CIC News.
You do not need to have any previous work experience in Alberta to apply under the Alberta EE Stream. It is also not mandatory to have a job offer from the province to apply under this stream.
However, priority is given by the provincial Govt. to any candidate who:
- Has previous work experience or a job offer from an employer in Alberta
- Has completed a post-secondary degree in Canada and has obtained a job offer
- Has a parent, child or sibling who is currently a resident of Alberta
The number of invitations issued by Alberta has reached 3,816 so far in 2019.
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