- Low CRS Score
- Alberta’s Express Entry Stream
Immigration candidates have now gotten closer to gaining permanent residence with Alberta’s recent PNP draw.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) had invited 200 candidates to apply through the province’s Express Entry stream in this month’s draw.
Low CRS Score
The candidates invited under this draw had to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301 points.
The candidates invited can now apply for Alberta’s provincial nomination to permanent residency.
Express Entry is an immigration application management system of Canada for the three immigration pathways.
Eligible candidates under Express Entry get a CRS score based on factors decided by the government as necessary for the labour market.
The CRS score factors are age, education, work experience, English or French proficiency, and more.
The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducts regular draws, through which it invites candidates with the highest CRS score to apply for PR.
Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination get an additional 600 points to their CRS score.
This can guarantee them to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent resident status.
Alberta’s Express Entry Stream
Alberta’s Express Entry stream is an enhanced PNP pathway for candidates who have a profile under the Express Entry system.
These candidates must either have a strong connection to the province or must be able to support the government’s economic development goals.
They must also have previous work experience in any of the eligible occupations that fulfil the need of Alberta’s labour market and have an interest in immigrating to the province permanently.