Alberta PNP draw sees CRS score of 300 | canadapt.ca
Alberta Express Entry stream follows a downward trend since April 1. 191 immigration candidates received invitations for permanent residence through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.
The required CRS score to get an invitation was only 300 points to receive a Notification of Interest from the province of Alberta. If you received NOI from the province, then you have an opportunity to become nominated through the Provincial Nomination Program, which adds 600 points towards your Express Entry profile score.
Having a provincial nomination effectively ensures to get an invitation to apply in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw, such as the one that took place on May 28.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta is only targeting immigration applicants for a provincial nomination who is currently living and working in the province. In general, there is no requirement for a job offer to get an NOI through the Alberta Express Entry stream.
In addition, Alberta also started to offer certain flexibility for PNP applicants who face difficulties in submitting all documents due to service disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Copies of required documents are now currently enough for AINP to accept the application and if the applicants satisfy the required paperwork, their file will be retained for 60 calendar days.
What is the eligibility criteria for Alberta Express Entry Stream?
The first step to immigrate to Canada through the Alberta Express Entry Stream is to have an active profile in the federal Express Entry system. Applicants are required to have a minimum of 12 months of work experience in a qualified occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and as well as diversification priorities.
A list of eligible occupations is not shared by the AINP does not provide. Ineligible occupations are those in the government’s high-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta, and the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list.
Due to the special coronavirus measures taken, the AINP now requires interested candidates to meet the criteria below in order to receive a nomination:
- be currently working in the province of Alberta, even if they are working from home;
- must have a valid work permit allowing them to work in their current job;
- have a job that is full-time, paid, also meets the provincial minimum wage, exceeds Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirements; and they must work in an eligible occupation.
If the applicants worked full time prior to the coronavirus pandemic, and those who are currently working in a regulated occupation will have their applications on hold for 60 calendar days if they cannot meet licensure requirements stated above.
Besides, if applicants have no recent employment history in Alberta, their applications will not be further processed until the next notice from the government.
In 2020, Alberta has sent 1,598 invitations to Express Entry applicants. Last year, the Albert Express Entry Stream issued 6,884 invitations in total. Alberta has not yet released its provincial nomination allocations for 2020.