Alberta is gaining popularity among new immigrants due to its consistency of requiring a low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in order to receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination. Candidates who do not have high CRS scores can immigrate to Canada through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
The province of Alberta held another Express Entry Draw on March 4, 2020, inviting 100 Express Entry candidates through its express entry linked provincial nominee program who had a CRS score of 300 and above in the pool of candidates.
The western province of Canada, Alberta has its own nominee program – Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to select candidates who are working in a profession that can help support the province’s “economic development and diversification priorities”. Through AINP, the province is able to meet the labor market needs by inviting skilled candidates and workers to apply for an Alberta provincial nomination certificate.
Candidates are selected through the following streams of the AINP
AINP has issued 100 Notifications of Interest (NOI) through the Alberta Express Entry Stream in the latest draw.
The Alberta Express Entry stream offers the easiest route to Canadian Permanent Residence. Through this stream, a candidate is invited by Alberta to apply for a provincial nomination and thereby securing 600 points in the CRS score, if successful.
However, the Express Entry stream works on an invitation basis only. In addition to this, having a profile in the Express Entry pool is mandatory. All those candidates who have their profiles in the federal Express Entry are systematically selected and issued Notifications of Interest by the AINP. Once, a candidate is selected by the province of Alberta, he/she can apply to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada for Canadian permanent residence.
Each province has its own labor market requirements in order to have robust economic growth. Thus, it wants immigrants who have the right skills for helping in economic progress.
The AINP prefers candidates who have:
Alberta provides the easiest way to move to Canada as it invites Candidates with low CRS scores. If you wish to immigrate to Alberta and move to the largest cities of the province, Edmonton and Calgary, you should apply to the AINP at the earliest.