Alberta Issues 100 NOI to the Express Entry Candidates with the CRS scores as low as 300
2020-03-24 – Alberta issued 100 Notification of Interest Letters to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300 in the latest Alberta Express Entry draw.The March 4 draw was the fifth of the year through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held its latest Express Entry-linked provincial nominee program draw on March 4. A total of 100 candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 300 were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Candidates who received Notifications of Interest (NOIs), which is the official name for invitations issued through the Alberta Express Entry Stream, did not need a job offer to be invited. However, they did need to have profiles in the federal Express Entry system.
How to be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream
Express Entry candidates need to be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s “economic development and diversification priorities” in order to be eligible for an invitation through this provincial nomination program.
The AINP does not provide a list of eligible occupations.
While it is not necessary to have a job offer to be eligible for this stream, the AINP says it may give priority to candidates who meet the following three criteria:
- a job offer and/or work experience in Alberta;
- a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
- a parent, child or sibling already living in the province.
So far this year, Alberta has issued 751 invitations to Express Entry candidates. In 2019, Alberta issued a total of 11,137 invitations through the Alberta Express Entry Stream.