Educated and skilled youngsters overseas are welcome in Canadian provinces like Alberta. They need such individuals to make their valuable contributions to the development of the provincial economy.
An update from the Canadian province of Alberta reveals the result of the Alberta PNP draw that was held on October 12, 2021. In the draw, AINP issued invitations to 293 Express Entry candidates. They were invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Alberta.
The invited candidates met the criteria of having a minimum score of 300 points. Upon accepting Alberta’s invitation, these candidates will get a provincial nomination. They will also get 600 extra CRS scores. The extra points will increase their opportunity to get an ITA for Canada PR in a federal immigration draw to be held in the future.
In all, in 2021, Alberta PNP has invited 5,910 immigration candidates. The federal government has allowed Albert to issue 6,250 invitations for a provincial nomination in 2021.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream
Alberta PNP has an Express Entry stream that’s connected to the federal Express Entry system. It’s thus an enhanced PNP that has access to the Express Entry candidate pool. The profiles of eligible candidates in the pool who are suitable to the province are selected by Alberta.
Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.
The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.
When provincial governments choose and nominate Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.
For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.
The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.
Eligibility criteria for Alberta Express Entry Stream
- The candidate is required to have work experience in an eligible occupation
- Education from Alberta as well as work experience or a job offer in Alberta can up your chances for nomination from Alberta.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System
EOI – Expression of Interest
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
ITA – Invitation to Apply
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program
CEC – Canadian Experience Class
AINP – Alberta Immigration Nominee Program