The province of Alberta held a nomination for permanent residence in Canada on October 9, 2019. It invited 115 candidates from the federal Express Entry system to vie for the vacancies in its territory.

The Federal Express Entry system

For those who may not be aware, the Express Entry system is a program that the federal government uses to recruit skilled foreign workers. It has the mandate to select suitable candidates for three major economic immigration programs in the country.

These programs are:

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

During the vetting process, each candidate gets a ranking that is based on their score for important workforce considerations. The overall ratings include metrics for the level of education, age, job skills and competency in English and French. The Canadian government allows only the best candidates to apply for permanent residence in the country. It means that you have to be really good to qualify for the federal program. For instance, the lowest score for the candidates who qualified for all the three classes in 2019 was 438 CRS scores.

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