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Alberta Invited 294 Express Entry Candidates in Latest AINP Draw

March 25 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Alberta Invited 294 Express Entry Candidates in Latest AINP Draw

Approximately 300 candidates under the Express Entry pool got lucky. Those who were waiting for their invitations to apply for Alberta provincial nomination have received the same in the latest Alberta Express Entry draw.

Total 294 candidates were selected and the minimum CRS score requirement in this latest draw is 400 points, which is was 38 points lower than the last draw s minimum score of 438 points.

These 294 invitations were issued in the August 28 draw, which is way more than the invitation issued in a previous draw held on August 15, i.e. 121 invitations.


Alberta Express Entry Stream

This Stream is designed as an easy pathway for Express Entry candidates to get to permanent residence visa of Canada. The province selects those candidates whose occupation better support the economic development and diversification priorities of the province.

Though, there is no occupation list provided by the province, but the under following circumstances, the AINP gives priority to candidates:

  • If a candidate has work experience or job offer in Alberta
  • If a candidate has a Canadian post-secondary degree and a job offer
  • If the candidate s parent, sibling or child is residing in Alberta

There are a few more factors that may lead to the candidate’s rejection from receiving an invite from the province, which includes:

  • an expired Express Entry profile
  • occupations falling under Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list

Important: Canada Employment Boom Led by Ontario and Quebec

Express Entry System

The Express Entry system, manages key economic immigration categories, including, Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.

Candidates are ranked according to their CRS score, which they attain on the factors like, age, education, work experience, and English or French language proficiency.

Candidates with Express Entry profile and have received their invitations to apply for a provincial nomination also get an additional 600 points.

These additional 600 points help candidates bag high ranking score in the Express Entry pool and guaranteed to get an invitation to apply for permanent residence of Canada in a next Express Entry draw.

Alberta has now issued a total of 5,236 invitations to Express Entry candidates over the course of 23 draws this year.

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