Alberta’s invitation to Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on February 10 brightens your hope to move to Canada.

You are very close to the fulfilment of your dream to settle in Alberta. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program invited a total of 200 Express Entry candidates to apply for the Alberta Express Entry stream with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 301.

An overview of Alberta Express Entry Stream

To receive an invitation to this particular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw, you need to have a profile in the Express Entry system.

Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for the three Federal High Skilled immigration pathways, which include:

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

You will receive the CRS points based on your age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and others as determined by the government that will help you succeed in Canada’s labor market.

Frequent Express Entry Draws

Canada’s immigration department, IRCC, holds Express Entry draws by regularly inviting aspiring candidates like you to apply for immigration. If you are the highest-scoring candidate, you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). After approval, you will receive a confirmation of Permanent Residence, and after landing in Canada, you will get the status of a permanent resident.

If you receive an invitation under Alberta Provincial Nomination, you will get an automatic 600 CRS points added to your score. Since most Express Entry draws require candidates to have scored in the 400’s, candidates who receive the nomination are well-positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

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