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Alberta PNP Express Entry Stream Draw: Minimum CRS Score Drops to 301

March 26 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Alberta PNP Express Entry Stream Draw


Alberta has recently published the results of AINP draw, which was held on 15th May 2019. Under AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program), the province has invited total 197 candidates through its Express Entry stream. This draw has announced the minimum CRS score as low as 301.

A total of 197 candidates got invitations to apply for the provincial nomination from the Alberta province of Canada. They are now eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

Minimum CRS Score Alberta Express Entry Draws

In the previous draw, which was held on 2nd May, the minimum CRS score was 400. So far, AINP has announced 15 draws in the year 2019 via the Alberta Express Entry stream and out of those 15 draws, 7 draws have seen the minimum score ranging between 300 and 302. These scores are considered as way too low in comparison to federal Express Entry draws (FSW category) held in 2019 with the minimum CRS score of 438.

With this latest PNP draw, the total number of ITAs issued by the province of Alberta has reached up to 3,554. This is considered as one of the highest numbers of ITAs issued to Express Entry candidates under AINP.

Alberta Express Entry Draws held in 2019

Draw Date Number of invitations Issued Minimum CRS score invited
January 10, 2019 337 300
January 25, 2019 81 301
February 1, 2019 168 301
February 22, 2019 130 302
March 5, 2019 473 400
March 12, 2019 462 400
March 15, 2019 106 300
March 19, 2019 271 400
March 26, 2019 370 400
April 2, 2019 356 400
April 9, 2019 172 300
April 15, 2019 179 400
April 24, 2019 133 400
May 2, 2019 119 400
May 15, 2019 197 301


Alberta Express Entry Stream

Launched in the year 2018, AINP- Express Entry stream allows the Alberta province to find the right candidates in the federal Express Entry pool, who meet the labor market requirements of the province.

The Express Entry system manages the candidate pool for 3 main economic immigration categories of Canada:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • The Canadian Experience Class

Eligible candidates in all the listed categories, enter into the Express Entry pool and get a score determined by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates with the highest-rank are issued ITAs for Canadian PR via regular draws from the pool. The selected candidates for Alberta provincial nomination will also get 600 additional CRS points, which ensures them a guaranteed invitation to apply for obtaining PR in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry Draw.

Application Process

In order to be eligible for applying for Alberta Express Entry streams, the candidates have to score a minimum of 300 CRS points. They must be working in an occupation that supports the diversification and economic development priorities of Alberta.

Though it is not compulsory to have a job offer or work experience in Alberta, the candidates who have the following will get an advantage over others:

  • A job offer and/or work experience in Alberta
  • A degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • A parent, sibling or child already living in Alberta

Important: Alberta PNP In-Demand Occupation List 2019

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