Canadian provinces, including Alberta, have begun hosting regular draws to invite skilled candidates into the country. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of the most important components of the Canadian immigration system.
Last year, Canada had to cut back on its immigration goals because of the pandemic, but this year will hopefully be different. The province of Alberta is focusing on issuing more invitations to skilled workers this year to boost the economy.
Details of the draw
On June 5, Alberta organized a new PNP draw to invite skilled candidates who can be eligible for a provincial nomination. A total of 191 candidates in the Express Entry pool received invitations from Alberta in this draw. They will be able to submit their applications for a provincial nomination in the next few weeks.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) published all the details about this latest draw on June 8. The candidates who received invitations could fulfill the eligibility requirements of the Alberta Express Entry stream. The June 5 draw required candidates to have an existing profile in the Express Entry system. The score requirement was 300.
Until now, Alberta PNP has issued 2,100 invitations in 2021. The province will have permission to issue 6,250 nomination certificates this year.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream acts as an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and it allows the provincial government to browse the Express Entry candidate pool. The province can then determine which candidates have suitable qualities befitting their market. If you are interested in becoming a provincial nominee, you should make a profile in the Express Entry system.