The Provincial Nomination Process (PNP) in Alberta is looking for 200 Express Entry applicants
In order to be considered for a provincial nomination in 2021, Alberta has welcomed 6,359 Express Entry applicants to apply
On November 9, Alberta sent an invitation to 200 Express Entry candidates to submit for a provincial nomination.
Candidates with an Express Entry score of at least 343 were invited to apply for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
The most recent draw is the first of many with a cutoff score higher than 300, the minimum required for the Alberta Express Entry Stream.
Since resuming invitation rounds in January 2021, Alberta has offered 6,359 Express Entry candidates to seek a provincial nomination. In the latter months of 2020, the province went on a brief hiatus. Candidates in the Express Entry pool are asked to apply for a Certificate of Nomination from the Province of Alberta through periodical draws, and the receipt of this document will let them apply for permanent residency.
Alberta is permitted to issue 6,250 nomination certificates this year. The province may have concluded sending invitations for the current year because the number of invitations granted has now exceeded the number of certificates of nomination that can be provided.
What is the Alberta Express Entry Stream and how does it work?
The Alberta Express Entry programme is a more advanced version of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It enables the provincial government to scan the federal government’s Express Entry pool of applicants for candidates who might be qualified for a provincial nomination.
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 Ranking System if you are suitable for Express Entry (CRS). You earn points depending on age, education, job experience, English or French language skills, and other things.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada’s immigration service, organizes Express Entry drawings on a regular basis, inviting the top-scoring individuals to apply for permanent residency.
It is possible to immigrate without a provincial nomination through the Express Entry system; however, persons with lower CRS scores may choose to apply for a PNP. Provincial nominees receive an automatic 600-point boost to their overall score. If the lowest-scoring applicants in the new Alberta lottery are nominated, their new CRS scores will be 900, which will be more than enough to be invited to the next Express Entry draw.
Eligibility for the Alberta Express Entry Stream
You must have work experience in a relevant occupation to be eligible for a provincial nomination under the Alberta Express Entry stream.
The AINP cannot provide a list of professions that are eligible for the stream; instead, it contains 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.
Job experience, a Canadian education, or a job offer 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.