Published on : August 18, 2021
The Canadian province of Alberta recently invited 396 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, in what is the biggest PNP draw of this year.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited only those immigration candidates for nomination who had a CRS score of at least 300 points, the lowest-ever requirement in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw.
Contrary to the previous AINP draws, this draw invited more number of candidates while maintaining the same Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score.
The province has nominated a total of 3,157 candidates under the federal Express Entry system since resuming the invitation draws in January this year.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to search for and nominate candidates in the federal Express Entry pool who satisfy the needs of the province’s labour market.
Express Entry is an application management system for three federal immigration programs- Federal Skilled Worker (FST), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) programs.
If you are eligible for any of these programs, you get a score based on the CRS system. Under this, you get points based on factors like age, language competency, work experience, and others.
To be eligible for nomination under the Alberta Express Entry Stream, you have to have previous work experience in an occupation that is eligible.
While the AINP does not offer any list of eligible occupations, it does offer a list of occupations that are not eligible.
Most candidates who apply under this stream work in occupations like food service, transport truck driving, cooking, etc.
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