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Alberta Issues 121 Invitations to Express Entry Candidates

Alberta News has brought a ray of hope from the province of Alberta to the candidates applying for immigration to Canada. The province issued 121 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) on the 15th of this month to immigration candidates who have a profile created in Canada Express Entry System. The NOIs enable the candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency in Canada.      

The Express Entry candidates who have been issued invitations by Alberta are those who earned a score as low as 400 in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).The invitations were announced in Alberta’s latest draw held on August 15, 2019, through its Express Entry Stream. The latter facilitates Alberta to look out for eligible candidates who satisfy the stream’s prerequisites.

Interestingly, the August 15 draw is the second in a row carried out by the province. The first was conducted earlier this month on August 7, wherein the province issued 35 invitations to candidates who obtained scores as low as 352 in the Express Entry CRS.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream came into existence in 2018 and since then, the province has conducted 28 draws in total. Nearly 5,503 NOIs have been issued at these draws. These NOIs further help candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

Further, those who get approved for a nomination get to score an extra 600 points in their total CRS score. This makes them eligible to be invited for another Express Entry System draw.

Statistics reveal that this year saw a total of 3,868 nomination certificates issued to candidates from the Express Entry System. These candidates have been aspiring to settle down in Prairie Province situated in the western most part of Canada, and start a new life.

Nominations to the Federal Express Entry System

For someone to be nominated through the Alberta Express Entry Stream along with a number of other Express Entry Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), the candidate is required to create an Express Entry profile. In addition, the candidate does not need to have a job offer or any prior work experience in the province.

However, the requirement states that in case the applicants have a job offer and/or work experience in Alberta, they may be considered on priority. In such a case, the requirement states that the applicant needs to be enrolled in such occupation that supports the economic development and diversification priorities of the province.

Moreover, a degree holder from a Canadian post-secondary institution who also has a valid job offer might also be taken up for priority consideration for the nomination. Besides this, candidates whose parent/s, child, or sibling is already a resident of Alberta may also receive consideration from Alberta.Canada Express Entry system receives and manages applications from immigration candidates for three primary economic immigration programs in Canada – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class. The CRS score for individual candidates is decided on the basis of their age, education, work experience, and English/French proficiency.

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