The first PNP draw of Alberta selected applicants and invited 250 Express Entry candidates. The minimum score requirement was 327.
On Jan 5, the first PNP draw of Alberta was announced; recently, the Alberta province has announced the details of that Draw. There have been 250 Express Entry candidates invited with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 327.
The selected applicants can relocate under the Alberta Express Entry stream. Getting the nomination will get them one step closer to Canadian permanent residence. Express Entry candidates who have the provincial nominations are put at the top of the pool, and provided an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
The applicant should have an Express Entry Profile if he wishes to immigrate through the Alberta Express Entry stream. The federal Express Entry system will select applicants from three streams -Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The applicants who meet the CRS score requirement are selected for immigration and are sent the ITA. The points are calculated based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and other factors. It is the highest-scoring applicants who receive the ITA.
Adding additional 600 points to the applicant score because of the nomination received will take the score to 951.
For the Alberta Express Entry stream, the applicants need to have work experience in the in-demand occupation. The Alberta province has a not eligible occupation list.
Among the selected occupations, there are food service supervisors, transport truck drivers, and cooks, among others. If the volume of applications submitted is high, then the processing time can be higher than expected.
Having work experience, Canadian education, and Job offers can increase the chances of getting selected. It also helps if there is a family member who is already living in Alberta.