Alberta quadruples the number of invitations in its latest Express Entry Draw
Recently, the government of the province of Alberta provided detail on its express entry draw held on August 15, 2019. In the draw, it issued 121 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates seeking opportunity in the province of Alberta. After this draw, the number of express entry candidates who received NOIs through 28 Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)’s express entry program has reached 5,503.
AINP has become one of the most popular Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada in a short span of time. It manages the entry of skilled and experienced candidates to meet the demands of the province’s market.
So, all interested candidates who want to consider their profiles for AINP’s provincial nomination through its express entry-linked stream need to apply online for application for Express entry pool. Based on selection factors like age, work experience, education, language proficiency in English or French, adaptability and arranged employment candidates receive their respective Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
However, only higher-scoring candidates are fortunate to get the invitation to apply for PR in Canada through regular draws. After getting the provincial nomination, they receive an additional 600 points toward their Express entry score. The total number of nomination certificates issued so far in 2019 has reached to 3,868 through the province, Alberta.
As compared to Federal Express entry draw, the cut-off drawn through the Alberta’s Express entry draw is relatively very low. However, for the draw held on August 15, the cut-off score was 400, which was quite higher than the minimum cut-off score in the last Alberta’s Express entry draw held on August 07.
On July 05, 2019, Alberta Express entry draw has witnessed its highest CRS score of 425 so far in 2019; this was comparatively lower than the lowest cut-off score of 438 in all federal Express Entry draw so far in 2019.
To be eligible for this draw, candidates must have a profile in Express Entry pool with a minimum CRS score. In addition to this, they must be working in any Alberta PNP in-demand occupation which supports “Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities.” The AINP give priority to candidates having
- work experience in occupation that supports the province’s economic development;
- a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution along with a valid job offer; or
- a parent, child or sibling living in Alberta
On the contrary, some factors may decrease chances of receiving an invitation from Alberta, such as:
- The Express Entry expiry date is within three months of the draw
- Certain occupations which are enlisted in the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list
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