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Alberta invites 3,357 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300 to apply for provincial nomination

Alberta has discharged new data appearing held 14 draws through its Express Entry-adjusted movement stream so far in 2019, issuing a sum of 3,357 solicitations to apply for a commonplace assignment for Canadian lasting living arrangement to Express Entry applicants with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300.

Express Entry competitors selected by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) get an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, viably ensuring a challenge to apply for Canadian changeless living arrangement.

So as to be considered for a designation from Alberta, applicants must be qualified for one of the three government migration programs overseen by the Express Entry framework — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class — and have a profile in the Express Entry pool.

Alberta is home to the urban areas of Edmonton and Calgary, which are both well known goals for migrants. Oil and gas generation has long determined Alberta’s economy, however data innovation, wellbeing administrations and different businesses are picking up in noticeable quality as the region’s administration attempts to enhance past vitality.

Presented a year ago, the Alberta Express Entry Stream enables the region to look through the government Express Entry pool for movement applicants who meet determined qualification necessities and welcome them to apply for a common assignment.

Express Entry competitors must have a CRS score of at any rate 300 and be working in an occupation that “bolsters Alberta’s monetary improvement and broadening needs,” among other criteria, so as to be considered for an assignment for Canadian lasting habitation from Alberta.

While a vocation offer or past work in Alberta isn’t required so as to be qualified, the AINP says competitors with an occupation offer and additionally work involvement in Alberta, a degree from a Canadian post-optional foundation as well as a parent, tyke or kin officially living in Alberta might be organized for an encouragement to apply for a common selection.


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Of the 14 draws held in 2019, three invited Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 300.

This is significantly lower than the lowest score drawn through a federal Express Entry draw so far this year, which was 438.

The largest Alberta Express Entry Stream draw held so far this year took place on March 5 and saw a total of 473 invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOIs), issued.

NOIs are issued to Express Entry candidates identified through a search of the federal pool by the AINP. Express Entry candidates who receive an NOI have 30 days to submit a complete application for a provincial nomination from Alberta.

Draw Date

Number of NOIs Issued

Lowest score invited

January 10, 2019 337 300
January 25, 2019 81 301
February 1, 2019 168 301
February 22, 2019 130 302
March 5, 2019 473 400
March 12, 2019 462 400
March 15, 2019 106 300
March 19, 2019 271 400
March 26, 2019 370 400
April 2, 2019 356 400
April 9, 2019 172 300
April 15, 2019 179 400
April 24, 2019 133 400
May 2, 2019 119 400

The AINP says the following factors may decrease the likelihood of receiving an NOI through the Alberta Express Entry Stream:

  • Your Express Entry profile expires in 3 months or less
  • You are working in an occupation:
    • on the list of High-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta set out on the online Government of Canada Refusal to Process a Labour Market Impact Assessment list;
    • on the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list, located on this page under the Alberta Opportunity Stream section;
    • that has a high volume of submissions across all AINP streams.

“This is great news for Express Entry candidates — and those with lower CRS scores in particular — who are looking to build a new life in Canada,” said David Cohen, senior partner with the Campbell, Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal.

“It’s a good reminder of the value of a provincial nomination for Express Entry candidates, who receive an additional 600 points toward their ranking score if nominated.”

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