Alberta Invites 374 Express Entry Candidates In Latest Selection Round

Alberta invites 374 Express Entry Candidates in resent draws with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 400 to register for a provincial nomination for permanent residence of Canada.

Details of the September 25 draw were released today by the Alberta Immigration authority or AINP. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is a part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which enables participating territories and provinces to nominate a fixed number of Economic-Class immigration applicants for Canadian permanent residence each year.

All territories and provinces that take part in the provincial nominee program have at least one stream that is aligned to Canada’s Express Entry platform, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three major skilled worker immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

The draw capped a September in which the AINP held three selection rounds via its Alberta Express Entry Stream and invited 852 Express Entry applicants to apply for a provincial nomination.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream enables the AINP to explore the federal Express Entry pool for skilled foreign workers with strong connection to Alberta or who are working in an occupation that supports the province’s economic development and diversification aspirations.

Candidates are not required to have a job or employment offer in Alberta, but the AINP says having one may boost the candidates chances of being invited.

A provincial nomination results in an extra 600 points in the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

A candidate’s CRS score establish their ranking in the Express Entry pool and the extra 600 points from a provincial nomination practically assured an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The lowest-ranked candidates in the Express Entry invited in the AINP’s September 25 selection round secured a CRS score of 400.

This score was higher than past AINP selection rounds, which have seen people with scores as low as 300 selected. But, a minimum score of 400 is still much lower than the cut-off score in the recent federal Express Entry draw, which was 464.

The 374 invitations rolled out on September 25 brought the sum total number of Express Entry candidates invited by the AINP in 2019 to 6,088.