Alberta, the westernmost Prairie Province, has finally released the results of the most recent Express Entry provincial nominee program draw to the public. Some fortunate immigrants have been invited to submit their application for a provincial nomination that would eventually help them attain Canadian permanent residence.
Details of the draw
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program or the AINP organized the latest provincial nominee program draw on the 4th of March. The draw is linked to the Express Entry system, which is the backbone of the country’s immigration system. A hundred candidates who already have profiles under the federal Express Entry pool were given the invitations to apply for the provincial nomination. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score accepted was 300.
The invitations that are issued via the Alberta Express Entry Stream are officially called Notifications of Interest (NOIs), and the candidates did not have to produce a valid job offer in order to qualify. The compulsory requirement was that they had to have registered profiles under the federal Express Entry system.
The candidates who received the NOIs will hope to be successful in this venture because it could lead them to have extra 600 points added to their overall CRS ranking. The updated score will be taken into consideration during a later federal Express Entry draw. Canada also issued invitations to 668 candidates in March who had earned provincial nominations via the Express Entry pool.
In order to qualify for the Alberta Express Entry Stream, the Express Entry candidates must be engaged in an occupation that will be suitable for the province’s “economic development and diversification priorities,” or else they will not be considered. However, the AINP has not released a list of eligible occupations.