Alberta invites 374 Express Entry candidates in the latest selection round
The latest Alberta Express Entry Stream invitation round was conducted on 25th September. 374 Express Entry candidates with a score of 400 and they invited above to apply for a provincial nomination.
Details of the September 25 draw were published today by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
The AINP is one of many Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada. The PNP allows taking part territories and provinces to nominate economic immigrants for Canadian PR each year. All the states and territories in Canada that run a PNP have at least one stream that is aligned with the Federal Express Entry Program.
The draw capped a September in which the AINP held three selection rounds via its Alberta Express Entry Stream and invited 852 Express Entry applicants to apply for a provincial nomination.
The AINP conducted 3 invitation rounds in September and invited a total of 852 Express Entry candidates.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream selects candidates from the Express Entry Pool who are working in occupation of economic importance to Alberta. It also selects candidates who have a strong connection to the province.
You do not need a job offer to qualify for the Alberta Express Entry Stream. However, having a job offer heightens your chances of getting an invitation.
A provincial nomination helps you get 600 points added to your Comprehensive Ranking System Score. This is turn guarantees that you get an ITA to apply for a Canadian PR, as per CIC News.
The latest Alberta Express Entry Stream draw saw the cut-off increase to 400 as compared to the previous draws. In the previous rounds they selected candidates with CRS scores as less as 300. However, the cut-off score of 400 is markedly lower than the current Federal Express Entry cut-off score of 464.
The AINP has invited 6,088 Express Entry candidates so far in 2019.