- Alberta Express Entry Stream
- Some occupations taking longer to process
On April 20, 2021 Alberta has invited 200 express entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
All the candidates who were invited had a CRS score requirement of a minimum of 301. Compared to the previous draw, the score was reduced by one point.
These candidates will get additional 600 CRS points added to their overall score in the Express Entry system if they become eligible for the provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. If this happens, they are sure to be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Alberta Express Entry Stream
It is an enhanced PNP stream especially for the candidates of express entry who can assist in the economic development of the country and have strong connection to Alberta. Candidates who are living and already working in the province are given top-most priority during the covid 19 pandemic. These candidates must also have work experience from the list of eligible occupations.
Many workers and graduates are looking for the opportunity to get the Citizenship of Canada. For this reason, IRCC sets the nomination limits that AINP can issue every year. Though IRCC provided 6,250 nomination certificates for Alberta 2020, AINP only issued 4,000 nomination certificates in 2020 due to pandemic.
The Alberta immigrant Nominee Program has not released the number of provincial nomination allocations for Alberta for the year 2021.
Some occupations taking longer to process
Alberta Express Entry submissions are in high volume from following occupations and they may take more time to process. They are listed here with their respective NOC Code.
1241 – Administrative assistants
1221 – Administrative officers
1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
6322 – Cooks
6311 – Food service supervisors
6211 – Retail sales supervisors
7511 – Transport truck drivers