Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 300
The province of Alberta has invited 262 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300 to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in the June 21 draw.
The cut-off score of 300 is significantly lower than the lowest score drawn through a federal Express Entry draw so far in 2019, which was 438.
To be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry stream, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) also requires EE candidates to work in an occupation that supports “Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities” among other criteria. The AINP has not listed the occupations that are eligible so far.
A job offer or previous work in Alberta is not required to be eligible. However, the AINP may give priority to candidates who have a strong connection with the province. The following factors may improve your chance to receive a Notification of Interest letter:
1, Alberta job offer and/or work experience;
2, A graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution;
3, A relative that is living in Alberta.
A total of 3,816 Express Entry candidates have been invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence through the Alberta Express Entry stream in 2019.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which can effectively assure an invitation from the Government of Canada.