In the latest provincial draw held by the province of Alberta, invitations were issued to the Express Entry candidates who have applied for provincial nomination under Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) for Canada permanent residency.
For the last four draws, Alberta has been inviting candidates with the minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 300 points. AINP released the details of the draw that was held on March 18, inviting a total of 136 express entry candidates through its “enhanced” stream – Alberta Express Entry Stream. Candidates with CRS score as low as 300 points were invited in the draw.
Introduced in 2015, Express entry program manages the profiles of the immigrants who have applied for Canada PR Visa through the federal economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Express profiles are awarded CRS points based on the candidate’s credentials like age, language proficiency, work experience, etc. The highest-ranked profiles are issued ITAs to apply for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
Immigrants do not require a job offer to be eligible for the AINP – Express entry stream, but they do require a valid express entry profile.
On getting nominated for a provincial nomination, Express entry candidates are awarded 600 CRS points. These many points effectively guarantee that the candidate gets an ITA.
Express Entry candidates are required to be working in an occupation that supports’ Province “Economic development and diversification priorities” in order to be eligible for the “enhanced” AINP stream.
AINP gives priority to the candidates who meet the following criteria:
AINP has invited a total of 887 Express entry candidates so far this year. Last year in 2019, AINP issued a total of 11,137 invitations to the express entry candidates.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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