Alberta invited Express Entry candidates with CRS score 303
The province of Alberta sent invitations to 471 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The candidates receiving ITA’s had their CRS score as low as 303.
The Government of Canada has released the results of Alberta Express Entry draw.
Express Entry candidates wishing to immigrate to Alberta, which is Canada’s west-most Prairie province, benefited from the opportunity created by two provincial nomination draws.
Express Entry candidates received a total of 251 Notifications of Interest (NOI) on July 17, with CRS scores starting 400. In addition, one week later, another group of candidates received 220 NOI’s on July 24. This time, however, the candidate with the lowest CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score) score had 303 points.
The province of Alberta issues NOI’s as a part of Alberta Express Entry Stream selection. This allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to reach for the federal Express Entry system candidates in order to find applicants who can meet the stream’s eligibility criteria.
During one year, which Alberta Express Entry Stream Selection draw started to take place, a total of 5,063 candidates received NOI’s through the 26 AINP draws.
If you want to become eligible for AINP or as well as other immigration streams, like PNP’s, which are aligned with the Federal Express Entry system, you will need to create an Express Entry profile.
In addition, Alberta Express Entry Stream does not require candidates to have any job offer or previous work experience. However, in order to meet the development and diversification priorities and interests of the province, applicants should be working on in an occupation that is relevant to the stream.
Alberta does not provide a list of eligible occupations.
Another criteria to be met is that all candidates must have an Express Entry CRS score at least 300 in Canada’s Express Entry stream.
According to AINP, the priority may be given to the candidates if:
- they have a job offer or work experience in the province
- they hold a valid job offer and a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution
- candidates have a parent, child who already lives in Alberta
Please note that there are several factors that can decrease the chance of receiving an invitation. These include, the Express Entry date is within three months of the draw and as well as certain occupations which you can find in the list of Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations.
In general, compared to the draws that take place through Federal Express Entry draws, the CRS score required to receive an invitation through Alberta’s Express Entry Stream is much lower.
Among all the AINP draws that have been held until now the highest score that was recorded on July 10, 2019, was 425. This score is well below than the last Express Entry draw which was 459.
In 2019, the Government of Canada has held a total of 13 all-program Express Entry draws and the lowest score registered in these draws was 438.
A total of four times this year, Alberta has issued invitations to Express Entry candidates with CRS score as low as 300 through Alberta Express Entry Stream.
Please note that candidates with provincial nomination certificate are awarded an additional 600 points towards their CRS score which effectively guarantees to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency.