Alberta Issues ITA to Express Entry Candidates Having CRS Scores of 300

Alberta’s fourth Express Entry draw of 2020 was held on February 20, inviting immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited the sum of 150 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as little as 300.

Immigration candidates are not really required to have job offers within the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination by the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Nonetheless, they did have profiles within the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages applications for 3 of Canada’s major economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates who’re eligible for Express Entry are ranked on human capital elements similar to work expertise, education, official language proficiency, and age. They’re then given a CRS score.

The very best-scoring candidates are chosen to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in regular Express Entry draws.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination from Alberta obtain an automatic 600 extra CRS points towards their total points.

The extra points effectively assure that they’ll obtain an invite to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

If a candidate within the Express Entry pool with 300 CRS score obtains a provincial nomination their new CRS points will be 900, which is greater than sufficient to qualify for an ITA in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

To be able to obtain an ITA in the recent federal Express Entry draw, candidates needed a CRS score of 471.

Eligibility for the Alberta Express Entry Stream

Express Entry candidates must be working in an occupation that helps Alberta’s “financial growth and diversification priorities” so as to be eligible for an invite via the AINP stream.

The AINP doesn’t present a listing of eligible occupations.

Whereas it’s not essential to have a job offer in Alberta for this stream, the AINP says it could give precedence to candidates who meet the following three criteria:

  • a job offer and/or work expertise in Alberta;
  • a degree from a Canadian post-secondary establishment and a legitimate job offer; or
  • a mother or father, little one or sibling already dwelling within the province.

Thus far this year, Alberta has issued 651 invites to Express Entry candidates. In 2019, Alberta issued a total of 11,137 invitations via the Alberta Express Entry Stream.


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