Latest Alberta PNP Draw on 10 February, 2021 invited 200 Express Entry candidates with the Minimum CRS score requirement of 301.
On February 10, The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program announced the Latest draw selecting 200 Express Entry candidates, and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was set 301. There has been a decrease of almost 60 points since the earlier Alberta draw.
To get the Provincial Nomination of Alberta, the applicant should have an Express Entry system profile. In the Express Entry system, the skilled workers can apply through any of the three subcategories - Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
The eligible applicants are provided a score to measure their abilities and the applicant who meets the point score requirement and the labor market they are selected for immigration. The point calculation is as per age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and others. It is the high-scoring applicants who receive the ITA for Canadian permanent residence. The applicants who received the nomination are also eligible for 600 CRS points added to their Federal comprehensive ranking system score selection.
With the Express Entry-aligned PNPs, the express entry system applicants have the chance to relocate to Alberta province. In the pandemic Time, the Alberta province had only considered those applicants who were already living and working in the province. Candidates need to have work experience and qualifications to support the economic development and diversification in the province.
The AINP has a list of occupations that they will not consider. On November 1, 2020, the central government increased the number of occupations that are not eligible to apply for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in Alberta. However, candidates who have received a Notification of Interest on or after November 1, 2020, can be selected through the Alberta Express Entry Stream, even if they are working in an occupation that the federal government will not process an LMIA for.
Alberta has a target of 6,250 nomination certificates in 2020., But due to COVID 19, the nomination allocation was reduced to 4000. The target allocations for Alberta in 2021 are not yet disclosed.