The Recent Draw of Alberta PNP invited 191 Express entry candidates with the CRS score requirement of 300 points. In 2021 so far, the Province has selected 2100 immigration applicants.
On June 5, The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) conducted the latest draw and released its details on June 8. In the draw, there were 191 Express Entry candidates invited for provincial nomination. The applicants required a score of a minimum of 300 points for selection. The shortlisted applicants were picked from the Alberta Express Entry stream.
The Key highlights of the draw:
Prior to this, the last draw of the Alberta province was held on May 18, and the CRS score requirement was slightly higher and set at 301. With this latest draw, the Alberta province has selected 2100 express entry applicants so far. Alberta province took a temporary hiatus in the later months because of COVID and refrained from invites in 2020.
In 2021, The Alberta province aims to invite 6,250 nominations. It is not certain that all the applicants who will apply will get a nomination or all the appellants who will get nominated will get permanent residency. Theoretically, Alberta will have issue 692 nominations every month for the rest of the year to meet the desired provincial target. However, the Province is under no obligation to meet the target. To meet its target, the Province had already focused on temporary workers already in the area a lot.
Alberta express entry stream is the enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream that helps the Province pick applicants from the Express Entry pool of candidates. For this, the process will start from creating a profile in the Express Entry system. The Alberta express entry stream requires the applicant to have work experience in an eligible occupation, and the profile created should also show an interest in moving to the Province.
The three streams for skilled workers under Express entry are - Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program. Those who meet the score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) as required by the IRCC are selected. It is the highest-scoring applicant who applies for permanent residence.
The provincial nomination allows an applicant with the 600 bonus points core in the overall score calculation.