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The recent draw of Express Entry immigrant nominee stream of Alberta issued invitations for 148 candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Among the other requirements, the Express Entry candidates who were selected in the draw of November 6 required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 400 to obtain an invitation.

The Federal Express Entry System handles the pool of candidates for the three important economic categories of Canada, including Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.

Based on the various human capital factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other additional factors, the Express Entry candidates are provided with a CRS score.

Having a provincial nomination offers 600 additional points to the candidates and guarantees the issue of an invitation to apply from the Canadian government.

To be considered for Alberta’s provincial nomination, the candidates are required to have a profile in the Express Entry System.

Who all are eligible for the Express Entry Stream of Alberta?

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) handles the Alberta Express Entry Stream that enables the AINP to search for the eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool.

The AINP states that the Express Entry candidates who are able to demonstrate firm ties with Alberta and can support the diversification objectives and economic development of the province may be asked to apply for a provincial nomination.

Even though a job offer is not necessary for Alberta, having one can increase the chances of being invited. AINP is likely to offer invitations to Express Entry candidates who:

  1. Have a job offer or work experience in Alberta.
  2. Graduated from a post-secondary institution in Canada.
  3. Have a relative residing in Alberta, like the parent, child, or sibling.

Below is the list of criteria that can decrease the chances of selection for a candidate.

  1. Expiry of the Express Entry profile within three months.

Express Entry candidates are working in an occupation that is on the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations List as well as in the High-wage and Low-wage occupations list in Alberta, and any occupation with high volume submissions across all the AINP streams.

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