Alberta announces the first PNP draw in 2022
Alberta welcomed 250 Express Entry hopefuls with scores as low as 327 in its first PNP draw of the year
On January 5, Alberta issued a call for 250 Applicants to submit for a provincial nomination.
Candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 327 were asked to apply for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
Under the Alberta Express Entry stream, invited applicants may be qualified for a provincial nomination. They will be one lot closer to permanent residence in Canada if they receive the nomination. The Provincial Nominee Program allows provincial nominees to petition for federal immigration to Canada (PNP). Candidates who get provincial nominations for Express Entry are prioritised at the top of the pool and are more likely to obtain an Invite to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
The announcement of the draw comes roughly a week after Alberta announced the launch of its new Accelerated Technology Pathway.
How to apply for an immigrant visa through the Alberta Express Entry programme
To immigrate to Alberta using the Express Entry programme, you must first establish an Express Entry profile.
The Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program all use Express Entry as their application management system.
You will be given a score depending on the Comprehensive Assessment System if you are qualified for Express Entry (CRS). You earn points based on your age, education, job experience, English or French language skills, and other things.
IRCC runs Express Entry drawings on a regular basis, asking the top-scoring individuals to apply for permanent residency.
Without a province nomination, it is easy to immigrate using the Express Entry procedure. Eligible applicants with lower CRS scores can use the PNP to receive an additional 600-point award. If the lowest-scoring individuals in the new Alberta draw are chosen, their new CRS ratings will be 951.
Who is qualified for the Express Entry Stream in Alberta?
You must have work experience in a qualifying occupation to apply for the Alberta Express Entry stream.
The AINP will not provide a list of professions that are eligible for the stream; instead, it will provide a list of professions that are not. Foodservice supervisors, transport truck drivers, and cooks are among the jobs available to those who apply under this stream. According to the provincial government website, due to the high volume of submissions, the processing of these requests may take longer.
Job experience, a Canadian degree, or a permanent job in Alberta are all characteristics that boost your chances of getting nominated. It also helps if you have a family member, such as a parent, kid, or sibling, who lives in Alberta.
It goes without saying that you must also meet the Express Entry eligibility standards. You must have a minimum CRS score of 300 to be considered. If you indicated in your profile that you are interested in permanently relocating to Alberta, you may receive a “Notification of Interest” invitation.
After I obtain the NOI, what happens next?
You submit an application to Alberta for a provincial nomination.
If you are nominated, you will receive a bonus of 600 points awarded to your CRS score. After then, you can register for Canadian immigration if you receive an Offer to Apply (ITA) from a later Express Entry draw.