New invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from the province of Alberta focused on immigration applicants with a profile in Canada’s Express Entry scheme. September 12, 2019: Alberta announced on August 28 the results of the Alberta Express Entry draw. Alberta also announced that 4,115 nomination certificates have been issued in 2019 so far.
Nearly 300 Express Entry system candidates wanting to settle in Alberta received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest Alberta Express Entry selection draw.
The 294 candidates selected needed a minimum 400 points under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in order to receive an invitation.
This minimum score was 38 points lower than the lowest score drawn through a federal Express Entry invitation round in 2019, which was 438 on January 30.
For the 2019 calendar year, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) may issue up to 6,000 nominations. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) establishes this boundary. Approximately 1,640 applications are awaiting eligibility evaluation.
To obtain an invitation, the 294 applicants chosen required a minimum of 400 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of Express Entry. This minimum score was 38 points below the smallest score drawn in the 2019 invitation round of a federal Express Entry, which was 438 on January 30.
This was August’s second draw through its Alberta Express Entry Stream, allowing the province to search for applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria of the stream for the federal Express Entry scheme.
On August 15, a previous draw released 121 invitations to applicants with CRS scores of Express Entry as low as 400. “If you have a score that’s below those being drawn through Express Entry, there are still many other potential opportunities,”
To qualify for the Alberta Express Entry Stream, no job offer or prior work experience in Alberta is needed. Nevertheless, candidates should work in an occupation that promotes the economic development and diversification goals of the province. A list of qualified occupations is not provided by the province.
Application volumes by occupation
The AINP has a high volume of applications and Alberta Expression Entry submissions in the following occupations. These submissions may take longer to process.
6311 – Foodservice supervisors
6322 – Cooks
6211 – Retail sales supervisors
1241 – Administrative assistants
0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1221 – Administrative officers
0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
4212 – Social and community service workers
4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
The AINP says it may give priority to candidates with:
- 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 Alberta.
Express Entry applicants whose request is approved and who are invited to apply for a provincial nomination receive an extra 600 CRS points. These extra points move the recipient to the top of the Express Entry pool and efficiently ensure an invitation to apply for permanent Canadian residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw, typically once every two weeks.
Information on draws will typically be posted approximately one month after the date of draw.
|Date of draw||Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent||CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate who received a NOI letter|
|July 6, 2018||155||302|
|July 26, 2018||67||302|
|August 23, 2018||24||312|
|September 14, 2018||152||301|
|October 10, 2018||47||319|
|October 16, 2018||94||304|
|November 6, 2018||57||302|
|January 10, 2019||337||300|
|January 25, 2019||81||301|
|February 1, 2019||168||301|
|February 22, 2019||130||302|
|March 5, 2019||473||400|
|March 12, 2019||462||400|
|March 15, 2019||106||300|
|March 19, 2019||271||400|
|March 26, 2019||370||400|
|April 2, 2019||356||400|
|April 9, 2019||172||300|
|April 15, 2019||179||400|
|April 24, 2019||133||400|
|May 2, 2019||119||400|
|May 15, 2019||197||301|
|June 21, 2019||262||300|
|July 10, 2019||180||425|
|July 17, 2019||251||400|
|July 24, 2019||220||303|
|July 31, 2019||319||400|
|August 7, 2019||35||352|
|August 15, 2019||121||400|
|August 28, 2019||294||400|
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