Good news is on the block for immigrants seeking to relocate to Alberta in Canada. The Albertian city has invited more than 2500 candidates – specifically, 2,761 of them, to submit application for provincial nomination this year. This news was publicized for the 27 July
Additionally, 148 candidates also stand invited for Express Entry. The candidates need to have at least 300 as CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score, specified Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. Candidates will have to apply via the Alberta Express Entry stream.
Draw with fewer Candidates- makes Alberta an easy destination for Immigrating to Canada
While the draw saw fewer candidates this year, the CRS score requirement too dropped count. the rounds have resumed only since January this year, post the latter half of 2020. Currently, the province of Alberta can issue nomination certificates up to 6250.
Alberta Express Entry- The Inner Workings
The Alberta government actually scouts through the entire pool of Express Entry candidates from the federal database. The Express Entry system is the application system for the federal high skilled programs.
IRCC or the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada conducts draws for Express Entry tat invite candidates having high CRS to seek permanent citizenship.
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With Alberta opening provincial nominations for scorers with points as low as 300, this route is easily an easier bet. Such nominees will get 600 points over and above their existing score. These immigrants or candidates will then automatically qualify into the draw for Express Entry.
Alberta has also made available a list of occupations that are not eligible for the express entry stream. A provincial job offer, business or work experience in hand, helps. Having a sibling or parents in the area also is an added advantage.