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As in the fast paced draws Alberta has come up with new invites of over 6,359 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2021.

The province has invited 200 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on November 9. The minimum score required in this draw was 343 in the Express Entry system.

However, Alberta until now has invited 6,359 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination since it resumed invitation rounds in January 2021. The province had taken a temporary hiatus in the latter months of 2020. Candidates in the Express Entry pool are invited to apply for a Certificate of nomination by the Province of Alberta through regular draws, the receipt of which will greatly support their application for permanent residence.

This year, Alberta is allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates. Since the number of invitations issued has now exceeded the number of certificates of nomination that can be granted, the province may have finished issuing invitations for the current year.

About Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Alberta Express Entry stream is an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It allows the provincial government to search the federal government’s Express Entry pool of candidates for profiles of people who may be eligible for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry is the application management system for the three Federal High Skilled programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

If you are eligible for Express Entry, you will get a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). You get points depending on your age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and other factors.

It is possible to immigrate through the Express Entry system without a provincial nomination, however, people who have lower CRS scores may opt for a PNP. Provincial nominees automatically get 600 points added to their overall score. If the lowest-scoring candidates in the new Alberta draw receive the nomination, their new CRS scores will be 900, more than enough to be invited in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Alberta Express Entry Stream Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream, you need to have work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP does not provide a list of eligible occupations, rather it offers a list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream. Many who apply under this stream work as food service supervisors, transport truck drivers, and cooks among others.

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