New Alberta’s Express Entry Draw Issued More than the Double Numbers of Invitations
Recently, the government of the province of Alberta provided detail on its express entry draw held on August 28, 2019. In the draw, it issued 294 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates seeking opportunity in the province of Alberta. The 294 invitations issued in this draw were more than double of the 121 NOIs issued in the previous draw on August 15.
Whereas, the total number of express entry candidates who received NOIs through Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)’s express entry program has reached 5,797 after this draw.
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.
In the draw held on August 28, the minimum cut-off score was 400 to receive invitation. As compared to the lowest score of Federal Express entry draw, this cut-off drawn is lower by 38 points.
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. Currently, no list of eligible occupations was available for the draw. However, 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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