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Alberta Express Entry Draw: 148 Candidates Invited, CRS Scores as Low as 302

Alberta has invited 2,432 Express Entry candidates to file for a provincial nomination since January 2021.

Alberta Immigration has released the results of a new Express Entry draw, awarding invites to 148 candidates with scores as low as 300 on the Comprehensive Ranking System.

Through the Alberta Express Entry stream, these candidates can now file for a provincial nomination.

Alberta announced the details of its June 29 draw.

This draw had fewer candidates and a somewhat higher CRS requirement than Alberta’s previous Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw earlier this month.

Since resuming invitation rounds in January 2021, Alberta has invited 2,432 Express Entry candidates to file for a provincial nomination. In the latter months of 2020, it went on a brief halt.

In 2021, Alberta will be able to award 6,250 nomination certificates. A provincial nomination is not guaranteed to everyone who is invited to apply.

Some people may not complete the application or may not meet the eligibility requirements.

Similarly, not everyone who receives a nomination will become a permanent resident, despite the fact that the vast majority do.

Important Requirement to Alberta Express Entry Stream

Candidates for the Alberta Express Entry stream must have expressed a desire to immigrate permanently to the province and be employed in a field that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.

For full information on the requirements for Alberta Express Entry, please see below.

Alberta Express Entry 2021 Notification of Interest Draws

Date of Draw Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent CRS score of a lowest-ranked candidate who received an NOI letter
June 29, 2021 148 302
June 22, 2021 184 300
June 5, 2021 191 300
May 18, 2021 250 301
May 5, 2021 250 300
April 20, 2021 200 301
April 6, 2021 200 302
March 26, 2021 300 301
March 2, 2021 200 301
February 16, 2021 159 352
February 10, 2021 200 301
January 28, 2021 100 406
January 8, 2021 50 406

What are the requirements for Alberta Express Entry?

Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for notification of interest:

  • In the federal Express Entry pool, you must have an active Express Entry profile.
  • Have expressed an interest in relocating to Alberta permanently.
  • Work in a field that contributes to Alberta’s economic growth and diversification.
  • Have a minimum of 300 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System.

Factors that may increase the likelihood of a candidate receiving notification of interest include:

  • Work experience in Alberta and/or a job offer from an Alberta employer.
  • Having completed post-secondary education in Canada.
  • Having an Alberta-based relative, such as a parent, kid, or sibling.

Factors that lower a candidate’s chances of earning a letter of interest include:

  • Within the following three months, the Express Entry profile will expire.
  • You have a job that isn’t eligible.

How does the Alberta Express Entry Stream work?

The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to explore the federal government’s Express Entry candidate pool for profiles of people who might be eligible for a provincial nomination.

The first step is to create a valid profile in the Express Entry system.

The Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program all use Express Entry as their application management system.

You will be given a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System if you are eligible for Express Entry (CRS).

You earn points based on your age, work experience, education, English or French language skills, and other things.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada’s immigration service, organizes Express Entry drawings on a regular basis, inviting the top-scoring individuals to apply for permanent residency.

It is possible to immigrate without a provincial nomination through the Express Entry system; however, persons with lower CRS scores may choose to apply for a PNP.

Provincial nominees receive an automatic 600-point boost to their overall score.

If the lowest-scoring candidates in the new Alberta lottery are nominated, their new CRS scores will be 900, which will be more than enough to be invited to the next Express Entry draw.

Application Procedure for Alberta Express Entry Stream

Candidates that meet the minimum eligibility requirements must open a valid Express Entry profile in order to apply to the stream.

They must then wait for the province of Alberta to issue a Notification of Interest (NOI).

It is important to note that simply completing the minimum eligibility standards does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited by Alberta.

Alberta examines Express Entry profiles and approaches only those people who it thinks would be suitable for nomination.

Only candidates who have been contacted by Alberta immigration are eligible to apply for provincial nomination through the AINP.

A candidate will be given a strict deadline for completing a comprehensive application to AINP after they obtain an NOI.

If Alberta approves the application, the candidate will be notified that they have been chosen for provincial nomination.

This notification will be forwarded to the applicant’s IRCC online account.

The applicant’s CRS score will increase by 600 points after accepting the provincial nomination, almost ensuring that they will obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.

Following receipt of an ITA, the applicant must prepare and submit an official application for permanent residence in Canada within the term specified.

Permanent residency applications submitted through Express Entry are typically processed in six months.

Related FAQS

Q. What is the minimum age to work in Alberta?

Ans. In Alberta, the minimum age to work is 12 years old. If the person is under the age of 18, however, there are severe requirements that must be fulfilled. Some jobs may also necessitate the acquisition of a permit.

Q. What is the minimum CRS score for Alberta?

Ans. The minimum CRS score for Alberta is 300.

Q. Is it easy to get PR in Alberta?

Ans. Yes, it is easy to get permanent residence in Alberta. The reasons are: Alberta doesn’t have a particular occupation list.

The absence of a specific job ensures that talented workers from various fields can apply. A low CRS score is acceptable in Alberta.

Q. What factors can increase the chance of getting the Notification of Interest (NOI) from Alberta PNP (provincial nominee program)?

Ans. The factors that can boost your chance of getting the Notification of Interest (NOI) from Alberta PNP (provincial nominee program) are:

Job offers; Previous work experience in Alberta; Siblings or relatives living in Alberta;
and Completion of post-secondary education from Alberta.