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Alberta Holds Express Entry Stream Draw

Published on: November 10th, 2021

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently published results from its latest Express Entry stream draw held on October 26, 2021.

The newest draw invited 248 individuals from the Express Entry pool to apply for nomination. The CRS score of the lowest-ranking candidate was just 300.

Since the beginning of 2021, AINP has issued 5,883 invitations to apply for nomination under the Express Entry stream. A total of 5,116 nomination certificates through all AINP streams have been issued so far in 2021. The federal government allocated 6,250 nominations to Alberta this year.

Last year, a total of just 1,785 candidates were invited after Alberta paused these draws in the last half of the year as part of their Economic Recovery Plan. The stream resumed nominee draws in January 2021 and has been issuing invitations at a high rate.

To be considered under Alberta’s Express Entry stream, candidates must have an active profile in the federal Express Entry pool with a CRS score of at least 300, and a stated interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta. Alberta does not release details on the additional criteria targeted in each Express Entry stream draw. However, they have stated that the following factors may increase a candidate’s chances:

  • A qualifying relative that is a permanent resident or citizen living in Alberta;
  • A job offer or work experience in Alberta; and
  • A completed credential from a Canadian post-secondary institution

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