Last Updated on February 6, 2020
Aug 30, 2019 – Alberta immigration issued Notification of Interest letters to 121 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 400 in its latest draw from the Express Entry pool.
The August 15 draw is the latest Alberta draw where minimum scores were significantly below those required through federal Express Entry draws.
By comparison, in the most recent federal draw on August 20, the minimum CRS scores was 457 points.
It means Alberta is giving immigration opportunities to candidates who otherwise would not qualify.
Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
For full details of the requirements for Alberta Express Entry, please see below.
Alberta has now conducted 21 draws tapping the federal Express Entry pool during 2019.
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As of August 27, 2019, Alberta has issued 3,868 of its 6,000 federal government nomination allocation.
The province also has 1,640 applications awaiting assessment.
Alberta Express Entry 2019 Notification of Interest Draws
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Regular draws are conducted under the Alberta Express Entry stream, selecting candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and inviting them to apply to the AINP.
What are the requirements for Alberta Express Entry?
In order to be eligible to receive a notification of interest, candidates must:
- Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
- Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
- Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
- Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points.
Factors that may improve a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:
- A job offer from an Albertan employer and/or work experience in Alberta.
- Having graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
- Having a relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child and/or sibling.
Factors that decrease a candidate’s chances of receiving a notification of interest:
- The Express Entry profile expires within the next 3 months
- You work in an ineligible occupation