200 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from Alberta PNP on April 20

Alberta Draw

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on April 20.

200 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR in this draw.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw dropped slightly to 301 points – reduction of a point than the previous draw.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the AINP search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

It also provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible Express Entry candidates with strong ties to the province or who are working in an occupation that supports the province’s “economic development and diversification priorities,” among other factors.

Express Entry candidates with a nomination from Alberta, receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, AINP is only considering those candidates who are already living and working in the province along with having work experience in an eligible occupation.

Due to a high volume of applications under the Alberta Express Entry Stream in certain occupations, AINP may take longer time to process. These occupations include:

  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • 1221 – Administrative officers

AINP has now invited 1,409 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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