The recent Alberta Express Entry selection draw sent invitations for the application of provincial nomination to approximately 300 Express Entry system candidates who wish to settle in Alberta.

A minimum score of 400 points is required of the 294 candidates selected to get an invitation. This is as recommended under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

The minimum score mentioned above was a reduction by 38 points as compared to the lowest score drawn through a federal Express Entry invitation round in 2019. On January 30th the score was 438.

Express Entry system manages a pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories. These categories include:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • The Canadian Experience Class

Ranking of candidates in a pool is based on the Comprehensive Ranking System score, which looks at factors such as education, age, proficiency in French or English and skilled work experience.

After that, an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System points are awarded to Express Entry candidates with invitations to apply for a provincial nomination and whose applications are approved.

Candidates receiving these additional points move to the top of the Express Entry pool and successfully have the assurance to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw, that typically takes place once in every two weeks.

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