Alberta welcomes 187 candidates in latest invitation round

Alberta PNP Latest Draw

Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) issued 187 invitations for the candidates chosen in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw conducted on June 17, 2020. These Canada immigration candidates may have become eligible via the Alberta Express Entry stream.

The invited candidates in the Express Entry pool required a minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) of 303.

The Express Entry System manages the candidate profiles of those from the federal immigration streams namely:

  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

The CRS scores are determined in immigration Canada by considering human capital factors like education, work experience, age, and proficiency in French or English. The candidates who score highest will get Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada via regular Express Entry stream.

Express Entry candidates have the chance to get invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Alberta and other provinces with PNPs aligned with Express Entry.

With a provincial nomination from Alberta, a candidate gets 600 extra points towards the original CRS score. This increases the candidate’s chance to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in an upcoming Express Entry draw.

Only the candidates from Alberta were invited in the draw. They needed to have work experience in an eligible job that renders support to the province’s economic development and priorities for diversification.

The occupations deemed ineligible by AINP include:

  • Jobs in the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list
  • High and low wage government occupations in Alberta

To receive a nomination in the background of COVID-19 prevention measures, AINP requires candidates to:

  • have a full-time job that is paid, and meets the provincial minimum wage, exceeds LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) requirements and they must work in an eligible job.
  • have a work permit authorizing them to work in their current job
  • be currently working in Alberta, even if they are working from home

Applications of candidates will be put on hold for 60 days if:

  • They were working full time before the COVID-19 pandemic
  • They are working in a regulated job and cannot meet licensure requirements

In 2020, Alberta has sent 1,785 invitations to Express Entry candidates.

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