As the Alberta Province has announced today on 8th November 2019, 401 Express Entry candidates has been selected to receive Invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.

In order have the chance to obtain provincial nomination certificate through the Alberta Express Entry program, candidates must be eligible and applied for one of the three Express Entry sub-programs and have a valid profile in the Express Entry pool.

During the last draw which was held October 24 selected 372 candidates for this province to received ITA from Alberta and apply for PNP and PR of Canada. All of these candidates has an active profile in one of the three Canada’s Federal economic immigration categories

 Federal Skilled Worker Class, 

Federal Skilled Trades Class and the

 Canadian Experience Class.

Each one of Canadian provinces, participating in the PNP program consider at least one mainstream that allows the province to select from the candidates in the Express Entry pool who match the province criteria. So as it is clear, only candidates who already have an active profile in the pool of applicants have the chance to receive the opportunity to apply for PNP.

Alberta, like 9 other provinces, selects certain number of candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year.

A you may know, all the applicant who receive a certificate of nomination from the province, will get 600 extra  points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and somehow  guaranteed an invitation from IRCC to  apply for Canadian permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw .

Candidates who were invited by Alberta province on October 24th had CRS scores as low as 300 where in the second draw in October 30, 29 invitations have rendered to candidates with a CRS score of 350 and up.

Most of the applicant with a CRS score of 300 or 350 never think of getting qualified to receive an invitation to apply from IRCC as their score is quite low. These kinds of individual will miss the opportunity of getting an invitation to apply and Canadian Permanent residency when the required score is this low.

But you have to consider, the extra 600 points from a provincial nomination certificate will increase the applicant’s score much higher than required CRS score.  

Alberta Express Entry program eligibility

The Immigration through province of Alberta will be managed by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). Alberta only select profiles from the Express Entry pool. These Express Entry Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong ties to Alberta, or they have to prove that they are in any way capable to support the province’s economic development and diversification objectives. Those who are nominated by the province will receive an invitation to submit their application for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry program.

You are not required to have a job offer from a Canadian employer in Alberta, but according to our experience it is more likely that AINP issue an invitation to an Express Entry candidate who:

  • has a job offer from an employer in Alberta and/or work experience in the province; and/or
  • obtained a Canadian post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate; and/or
  • has a close relative residing in Alberta such as a parent, child, and/or sibling?

If any of the following situations apply to you may not have a very high chance to get nominated by Alberta province.

  • your Express Entry profile expires within three months
  • you are working in a job which is on the Alberta Opportunity Stream list of Ineligible occupations, or the list of high-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta,
  • You are working in any occupation that already has a high volume of submissions across all AINP streams.

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