Alberta Express Entry is one of the immigration streams of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. AINP is the Provincial Nominee Program managed by the Alberta province. The stream chooses candidates from the pool of federal Express Entry and offers invites for Provincial Nomination applications.
You will be offered the ITA for Canadian Permanent Residence if you are successful in receiving Provincial Nomination through Alberta Express Entry. The application for this program is only through invitation and overseas citizens cannot directly apply for the program.
Alberta Express Entry is a stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program that is aligned with the federal Express Entry. So all candidates in the pool of federal Express Entry are automatically considered once they create their profile in it. Alberta directly shares the notification with the Express Entry profiles of the candidates that it chooses for ITA.
The precise criterion for selection through the program has not been disclosed. But Provincial Nominee Program of Alberta reveals that candidates who show a strong affinity with the Province and can support diversification and economic development will be prioritized.
You must have an active profile in the Express Entry Pool for being considered by the Alberta Express Entry. The profile can be in any one of the following programs:
You must have at least a High School Diploma and one year of full-time skilled and continuous work experience. Work experience is regarded as skilled if it is accumulated in an occupation at Skill Level B, A, or 0 in National Occupational Classification. You also have to prove proficiency in French or English language on par with CLB - Canadian Language Benchmark level 7.
You must have at least one year of full-time skilled and continuous work experience in Canada and there is no minimum requirement for education. The work experience need not be uninterrupted but it has to be accumulated in the past 3 years before filing the application. Work experience accumulated in occupations at skill level B, A, or 0 in National Occupational Classification is regarded as skilled. You also have to prove proficiency in French or English language on par with CLB - Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 for Skill Level A or 0 in NOC and CLB 5 for Skill Level B in NOC.
You must have certification or license for practicing in your trade-in a Territory or Province in Canada or a full-time job offer for a minimum of 12 months. You also have to prove proficiency in French or English language on par with CLB - Canadian Language Benchmark level 4.
You have to prove proficiency in French or English language on par with CLB - Canadian Language Benchmark level for your immigration program. Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker candidates need a test score of CLB 7. Federal Skilled Trades candidates need a test score of CLB 4.
If you wish to apply to the Alberta Express Entry, you must first create a profile in Express Entry after confirming if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. You have to then wait for receiving an NOI - Notification of Interest from the Alberta province.
It must be noted here that fulfilling the minimum requirements for eligibility does not assure that you will be offered an invitation by Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. The profiles of candidates in Express Entry are reviewed by AINP and only selected candidates are offered an invitation for nomination. You can submit an application for Provincial Nomination from Alberta only if you are invited to do so by AINP.
You will be given an exact deadline for filing the complete application with AINP if you are offered the NOI. If your application is approved by Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, you will receive a notification for being selected for the Provincial Nomination. It will be sent to your online account in Express Entry.
Your CRS score will be increased by 600 points once you accept the Provincial Nomination. It almost assures that you will be offered an ITA for Canadian Permanent Residence in the subsequent draw in the Express Entry pool. You have to arrange and file the application for Canadian Permanent Residence within a specified timeline after receiving the ITA.
Alberta chooses candidates based on the information available in their profile in the pool of federal Express Entry and offers the NOI Letters. The information in the profile is declared by the candidates themselves.
You have to share a copy of the letter and extra information with the AINP through email within 14 days of receiving the letter. This is if you are offered the NOI letter and wish to be considered for the Alberta Express Entry stream.
NOI Letters and Application requests are influenced by:
You can receive the NOI Letter if in case you:
Your probability of getting the NOI Letter is increased if you fulfill one or multiple of the following factors for adaptability:
Your probability of getting the NOI Letter is reduced if you fulfill one or multiple of the following factors:
The AINP Inventory and Processing Times webpage has details about the selection draws held in Alberta Express Entry Stream from the pool of federal Express Entry and NOIs offered.
You will be notified through an email by AINP if you are selected for submitting the application.
You will not receive the invitation to apply if:
If you receive the invitation to file the application you must also fulfill the criteria for assessment. You have to be familiar with the criteria for assessment before filing the application. For being considered for a nomination you have to fulfill the specified criteria while filing the application in the AINP portal and during the assessment of your application. You need to:
If you possess one or multiple of the following factors for adaptability your chances of being nominated or assessed are increased:
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