Alberta has released details for the May 27 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 148 invitations to applicants who may be eligible for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream. Applicants needed a CRS score of 300 to receive an invitation.
Invited applicants must first have a profile in the federal Express Entry system.
Express Entry is the system that handles applications from three federal immigration streams: the Skilled Worker Program, the Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Applicants receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which assigns points for human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or in French, etc. The highest-ranked profiles then receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada through regular express entry draw.
Alberta PNP Express Entry Stream
Express Entry applicants have the option of being invited to submit a provincial nomination request from Alberta and other provinces with PNPs aligned with the Express Entry.
A provincial nomination awards candidates an additional 600 CRS points for their overall score, which propels them to the top of the group for selection in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
The coronavirus has affected AINP operations. Currently, only applicants from Alberta are invited to be nominated.
Applicants must have work experience in an eligible profession that supports the province’s economic development and diversification priorities. The AINP does not provide a list of eligible professions, but rather a list of professions they will not take into consideration. Ineligible occupations include those in the high-wage and low-wage occupations of the Government of Alberta, and the list of ineligible occupations in the Alberta Opportunity Stream.
With special measures in place against coronaviruses, the AINP now requires that applicants meet the following criteria to receive an appointment:
Applicants who worked full time before the coronavirus pandemic and those who work in a regulated profession who cannot meet permit requirements will have their application pending for 60 calendar days. If applicants have no recent employment history in the province, their applications will not be processed until further notice.
So far this year, Alberta has sent 1,746 invitations to Express Entry applicants. In 2019, the Albert Express Entry Stream issued 6,884 invitations. Alberta’s provincial allocations for 2020 have not yet been released.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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