- AINP Draws
- Alberta Express Entry Stream
The government of Alberta recently released information of two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws in September that invited a total of 835 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held the first draw on September 14, in which it invited 385 candidates from the Express Entry stream.
The invited candidates had to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300 points to be eligible for nomination.
After that, it held another draw on September 21 that issued invitations for 450 candidates, who again had to have a minimum CRS score of 300 CRS points.
Including the recent draws, the provincial government has now invited a total of 5,342 candidates after it resumed PNP invitation rounds in January. It is allowed to give 6,250 nominations in 2021.
Alberta Express Entry Stream
The Express Entry stream is an enhanced PNP that allows Alberta to scan the federal Express Entry pool and pick profiles of professionals eligible for a nomination from the province.
Candidates eligible for any of the three federal programs under Express Entry are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on their profile.
To be eligible for a nomination via Alberta’s Express Entry stream, the candidates must have prior work experience in an eligible occupation.
While the AINP does not furnish detailed information on eligible occupations, it does provide a list of professions that are not eligible.
Most people who apply for a nomination under this stream are commercial truck drivers, cooks, food service supervisors and more.