Alberta has released the details of the provincial draw that was held on September 25th where a total of 374 express entry candidates invited with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score as low as 400 points to apply for provincial nomination for Canada Permanent Residence status.
Alberta’s provincial nomination program – Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) allows the province to select candidates based on the number of allotted the economic class immigrants for Canada PR.
Every PNP in Canada has a stream that is in-line with the Federal government’s Express Entry program that manages the profiles of the candidates who have applied for Canada PR Visa through three skilled economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class. AINP’s Express Entry Stream allows the province to search for the candidates in the express pool with strong ties to the province or who have work experience in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities.
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS points. CRS points determine the rank in the express pool, and 600 points make sure that the candidate gets the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In September 25th draw, Express entry candidates with CRS score as lows as 400 points were issued the ITAs. This score is higher than the previous AINP’s rounds of invitation with candidates with CRS score as lows 300 points invited. But, comparing with the federal government’s express draw CRS score requirement (with the latest express draw of October 2nd) – 464 points, 400 CRS points are much lower.
With this provincial draw, the number of express entry candidates invited by the province of Alberta in 2019 has risen to 6,088.
Reference is taken from CIC News.
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