The norm for Alberta nomination is that the candidates must be eligible for a federal immigration program in the Express Entry System. These are:
Also, they need to have a profile in the Express Entry pool.
Alberta has the presence of Edmonton and Calgary cities, which are popular with the immigrants. The main drivers of its economy are Oil and gas production. Presently new sectors like health services, information technology, and other industries are getting prominence in the province. The government is also working for diversifying beyond energy.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream was introduced in 2018 and permits the province for searching the federal EE pool to select immigration candidates meeting the specific eligibility requirements. Subsequently, it invites them to seek the provincial nomination.
All Express Entry candidates should have a CRS score of 300 and also work in an occupation which supports diversification priorities and economic development, of the province. The eligibility norms do not require a job offer or previous work in Alberta. Moreover, the AINP states that the candidates having a job offer or work experience in the province, or a degree holder of the Canadian post-secondary institution or close relatives already residing in Alberta gets a priority to get the invitation seeking the provincial nomination.
Three of the 14 draws held in 2019, invited candidates with a low score of 300.
The lowest score in the federal Express Entry draws during the present year is 438. The Alberta Express Entry Stream conducted its largest draw on March 5 in which it issued 473 Notifications of Interest. These are issued to EE candidates that are identified by the AINP after the search of the federal pool. Additionally, the candidates receiving the NOI get 30 days for submitting the complete application seeking Alberta provincial nomination.
These factors decrease the possibility of receiving NOI in the Alberta Express Entry Stream:
This is positive news for candidates in Express Entry and those who have a lower CRS score.We highlight all such details and bring them before our patrons. Please contact us.