On August 23rd, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held it’s largest draw of the year, inviting 450 candidates. The lowest ranking candidate for this draw had a CRS score of just 300. Just one week later, AINP issued another 400 invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOI), to candidates in the Express Entry pool.
Alberta Express Entry is an immigration stream operated under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. Since it is an Express Entry aligned stream, candidates must have a valid Express Entry profile to be considered.
Once an Express Entry profile is submitted, it is ranked by the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and given a CRS score.
The AINP Express Entry stream holds regular rounds of invitations in which they send Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to select candidates in the Express Entry pool with a CRS score of at least 300. Successful nominees may subsequently receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
Alberta Express Entry applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:
Alberta’s Express Entry stream releases only the score of the lowest ranking candidate invited and the number of invitations issued. Though the province does not release additional details of their draws, they have identified that the following factors may increase a candidate’s chances:
To date this year, the Alberta Express Entry stream has issued 4,007 invitations.
In 2020, AINP’s Express Entry stream invited just 1,785 candidates in total. Alberta had paused Express Entry draws in the last half of 2020 as part of their Economic Recovery Plan.
The stream resumed in January 2021 and have been issuing invitations at a high rate.
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