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Alberta Issued 121 Notifications of Interest to Candidates Under Express Entry Stream

March 25 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Alberta Issued 121 Invitations to Express Entry Candidates

Those candidates who have a profile in the Express Entry pool of Canada recently got new NOIs to apply for a provincial nomination from Alberta. Total 121 Notifications of Interest were issued to Express Entry candidates in a draw which was held on 15th August. The minimum score requirement was recorded as low as 400 points.

This Alberta draw was second Express Entry aligned draw to look out for eligible candidates from the EE pool to meet eligibility requirements of Alberta. In an earlier draw, which was held on 7th August, only 35 NOIs were issued to Express Entry candidates with the CRS scores requirement of 352.

Those Express Entry candidates who have received an NOI from the province are eligible to apply for a provincial nomination. Those who got their nomination approved will obtain an additional 600 points against their overall CRS score, which guarantees them an invitation in an upcoming Express Entry draw.


Eligibility Requirements Of Alberta Express Entry Stream

  • First, you have to create an Express Entry profile
  • No job offer or work experience is required
  • Must be working in an occupation which supports the economic development of the province

But, the province always gives high priority to those applicants who:

  • Have a job offer or prior work experience
  • Have a degree from any Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Have his/her parent, sibling or child already living in the province of Alberta

Minimum Score Requirements For Alberta Express Entry Stream

Alberta’s Express Entry aligned Stream selects applicants who CRS scores are generally lower in comparison to other draws held via Express Entry system. In 2019, Alberta has selected candidates with scores as low as 300 in four of its draws. Out of 4, 3 draws had a CRS score of as low as 301, while one had a CRS score of 302. If you compare the results, you ll get to know that the lowest CRS score in last 14 Express Entry draws was 438 in 2019 with the recent one as 466.

Important: Alberta PNP Occupation List

About the Express Entry system?

Canada Express Entry systemis one of the key sources of selecting eligible skilled foreign workers. The EE system manages a pool of applications for three main economic immigration stream of Canada, including:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Class
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class
  3. Canadian Experience Class

Those applicants who are eligible for any of the three programs enter into the pool of Express Entry and are get a CRS score on the basis of their age, work experience, education, proficiency in English or French, etc. Accordingly, they are ranked and the highest scoring candidates receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residence status.

Do you wish to apply for a provincial nomination through PNP Streams? We can help you create your Express Entry profile

You can seek the assistance of our team of experts at Canada PR Avenue to get your profile evaluated by filling out our free assessment form. To talk to our team members, you can drop us an e-mail us at info@canadapravenue.com.

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