Alberta Express Entry Issues Invitations to Candidates with CRS Scores as Low as 300

November 09, 2019
Alberta Province has invited 401 candidates belonging to Express Entry for applying and seeking provincial nomination towards permanent residence in Canada. There were two draws held in October that selected 372 and 29 candidates having the profile in the federal system Express Entry assigned with the task of managing the pool of aspirants for three High Skilled immigration categories in Canada.

Alberta Express Entry Issues Invitations to Candidates with CRS Scores as Low as 300

These are:

• Federal Skilled Worker Class, 

• Canadian Experience Class and

• Federal Skilled Trades Class 

Good Progress in Alberta 

Alberta is a province that has the nominee program allowing it to select fixed number of immigration candidates seeking the permanent residence every year. Additionally the provincial nominee programs have a stream which allows nomination of candidates belonging to the Express Entry after they match with the unique economic needs.

The EE candidates having the provincial nomination get extra 600 points in the CRS score and are sure to get the invitation to seek Canadian PR in later Express Entry draws. Furthermore, these invited candidates by Alberta in the first draw had a CRS score of just 300 and in the second draw of October 30 there were 29 candidates having the 350 CRS score.

Additionally, the CRS score of 350 is not high for receiving the invitation seeking permanent residence in a regular and all-program draw of Express Entry.

The Features of Nomination

With the addition of 600 points after obtaining the provincial nomination the scores are beyond the highest CRS score in the year standing at 475. This itself assures an invitation to seek permanent residence.

The norm to get consideration for provincial nominations in Express Entry Stream, of the province the candidates need to earn eligibility in a program managed by  Express Entry besides having valid Express Entry profile .

Way to be eligible in Alberta Express Entry 

Alberta chooses the Express Entry profiles belonging to candidates who show a strong tie with the province and also support diversification and economic development initiatives of the province.

The selected invitees submit an application seeking the provincial nomination in Alberta Express Entry managed by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. No job offer is required in Alberta, but AINP prefers to issue invitations to such candidates in Express Entry who:

• Have a local job offer or work experience; or

• Become graduates of a post-secondary institution in Canada; or

• Have a relative residing in the province that includes parents, sibling or children, 

Other Facts

These factors tend to decrease selection of a candidate:

• The expiry of Express Entry profile within a period of three months

• Candidates who work in an occupation belonging to Ineligible Occupations list of the Alberta Opportunity Stream, or in the list 
of high/low-wage occupations in Alberta, and in an occupation already having the highest submissions volume in AINP streams

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