Latest Alberta’s Express Entry Draw invite candidates with CRS score as low as 300
Recently, Alberta provided details on its two express entry draws held on January 20, and January 29 in which it issued 201 and 150 invitations respectively. On January 20, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was as low as 350 and it was further dropped to 300 only in the next draw held on one week later on January 29.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is 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.
Scores drawn in Alberta’s draws are significantly lower than the lowest cut-off score of Federal Express entry draws. For instance, the minimum CRS score in the latest Express entry draw, held on February 05, 2020 was 472.
As such there is no list of eligible occupations in Alberta; however, a candidate must have work experience in an occupation that supports “economic development and diversification priorities” of the province
The AINP give priority to candidates having
- a job offer and/or work experience in Alberta
- 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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