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    Alberta province announced the latest draw, CRS drops to 360

    Alberta province announced the latest draw, CRS drops to 360

    It is the second draw of Alberta province in January, and the details of the draw are now out. On January 28, 2021, the provincial draw of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 100 Express Entry candidates, with a score of at least 360 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). It means that the applicants who had 360 points or above are eligible for the provincial nomination by Alberta province.


    The Important Aspects of the Draw - AINP

    • The CRS score - 360
    • ITA sent - 100


    To be selected under the Alberta Express Entry Stream, the applicants first need to create a profile through this Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and then enter into the Express Entry system.


    The Express Entry system is for skilled applicants and has three immigration pathways - the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.


    The selected applicants are provided a score on CRs based on the factors such as age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and others. The appellants have shortlisted as per their credentials and also the labor market requirement in the region. after every two weeks the IRCC, holds Express Entry draws in which it invites candidates to apply for immigration. Those who achieve the high-score receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. After receiving the ITA, the candidates will get an additional 600 CRS points added to their federal express entry score. This additional CRS point score guarantees an ITA in the next Express Entry round of invitation.


    Alberta Express Entry Stream

    The Express Entry-aligned PNP comes under this category. The applicant for selection in this stream should have work experience in any one of the eligible occupations that will help in a positive contribution to the province’s economic development and diversification priorities.


    The AINP has a list of occupations that they will not consider. Hence, it should be checked before proceedings. Also, on November 1, 2020, the federal government has increased the number of occupations that were not eligible to be evaluated for a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in Alberta. Those candidates who received a Notification of Interest on or after November 1, 2020, they can be selected Alberta Express Entry Stream, even if they are working in an occupation that the federal government will not process an LMIA for.


    There were 6,250 nomination certificates issued by Alberta in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province reduced its allocation to 4,000 nominations. The number of allocations in 2021 has not been declared as of now.

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