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Alberta Express Entry

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.

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Saskatchewan PNP

325 invitations issued to Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates by Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 325 immigration candidates to apply for a Saskatchewan provincial nomination through its International Skilled Worker Category on May 22, 2019. 

The International Skilled Worker Category consists of three sub-categories: Employment offer, Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand. 

Employment offer category requires candidates to have a job offer in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Express Entry category and Occupation In-Demand category require candidates to have work experience in one of the 19 occupations that are currently listed as in-demand in the province. However, a job offer in Saskatchewan is not required for the two sub-categories. Please see the latest Occupation In-Demand list at the bottom of the page.

221 out of the 325 invitations went to Occupation In-Demand candidates. The rest 104 went to candidates in Saskatchewan Express Entry category. 

A minimum of 60 out of 100 points on the SINP point assessment grid is needed to be considered for a provincial nomination. However, only the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply. In the May 22 draw, the lowest score among both the Express Entry and the Occupation In-Demand candidates invited was 82. 

So far in 2019, SINP has invited 854 Occupation In-Demand candidates and 814 Saskatchewan Express Entry candidates. The Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is linked to the Federal Express Entry system, which is an online system managing the pool of immigration candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. 

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which will enhance their profile to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada. 

For any questions on immigrating to Saskatchewan or other Canadian provinces, you are welcome to contact our professional Canada Immigration Consultants. 

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Manitoba issued 170 invitations to skilled workers and international students to apply for a provincial nomination

On May 9, 2019, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 170 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international students to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in its Expression of Interest draw.

A total of 101 Letters of Advice to Apply were sent out to Skilled workers in Manitoba Stream candidates, with a minimum score of 569. 

52 Skilled Workers Overseas candidates were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative with a minimum score of 616. A strong connection to the province is a must if you want to apply for a provincial nomination through this stream.

17 Letters of Advice to Apply went to International Education Stream candidates. The International Education Stream is for international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions who meet the criteria of one of three pathways: Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway and International Student Entrepreneur Pilot.

Of the 170 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in this draw, 15 were issued to candidates who had a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code. Once their nomination is approved, these candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. 

If you are interested in moving to Canada and have any questions, you are welcome to contact our professional Canada Immigration Consultants

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Immigrating to Alberta with a EE-CRS score of 300

Alberta has announced 14 rounds of invitation through its Express Entry-linked immigration programs so far in 2019.

A total of 3,357 Notifications of Interest were sent out. Express Entry applicants who have been issued the Notifications of Interest can receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS ranking score, which will basically guarantee the applicant’s permanent residency status. 

Of the 14 rounds of invitation in 2019, three rounds invited EE candidates with CRS scores as low as 300, which is lower a lot than the lowest score drawn through a Federal EE draw so far this year. Also, a CRS 300 points is the minimum required score for a provincial nomination in Alberta. 

To be nominated by Alberta, the applicant must be eligible for one of the three Federal Economic Immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program; Federal Skilled Trades Program; or Canadian Experience Class, and create a profile in the EE pool.

Although a job offer and previous study or work experience in Alberta is not required to be eligible for a provincial nomination, the candidate with a strong connection with the province may be prioritized for a Notifications of Interest. The strong connection can include the factors like have an Alberta job offer or work experience, graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution or have relative that is living in Alberta.

If you are interested in immigrating to Alberta or any other Canadian provinces, you are welcome to contact our team of professional immigration consultants at CEC.

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Why Provincial Nominee Programs matter

Immigration has become a major way to maintain population growth and meet the needs of the local labour market for each Canadian province. All Canadian provinces except Quebec increased their immigration allocations in 2019. 

The data from the federal department of immigration shows that the number of immigrants brought through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) has increased year by year. In IRCC’s mute-year immigration levels plan, IRCC had a target of 55,000 admissions of new permanent residents through the PNP in 2018, 61,000 in 2019 and reach 71,300 in 2021.

There are two types of provincial nomination streams: enhanced nomination streams and base nomination streams. 

Enhanced nomination streams are linked to the Federal Economic Immigration programs. Only candidates who meet the eligibility requirements both of a province’s PNP and one of the three Federal Economic Immigration programs (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class) can apply via the enhanced nomination streams. Express Entry applicants who have been nominated by one of the nine participating provinces and two territories can receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS ranking score, which will enhance their profile to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The processing time of the Express Entry is only six months. If you are eligible for one of the Federal Economic Immigration programs and do not have enough points for an ITA, the enhanced nomination streams are your best choices.

Base nominations are granted outside the Express Entry system and can also be used to apply for permanent residence. You only need to meet the eligibility requirements of a stream or category of the province’s PNP. However, the processing time of Provincial Nominees is 15-19 months. If you are not eligible for the Federal Economic Immigration programs, there are various base nomination streams in each province for you to choose. 

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada and have any questions, you are welcome to contact our Canada Immigration Consultants.

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Express Entry candidates included in new Manitoba draw

December 5 draw issues total of 530 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination

The province of Manitoba promoted its skilled workers & skilled workers Overseas stream by giving invitation to apply to 530 people in their Provincial nomination Program in December 2018.

The  Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, (MPNP), allows the province to nominate a fixed number for  permanent residence each year.

A large no. of invitations to apply were sent in the December 2018 draw through the Federal Express Entry system, for Canada’s three major federal immigration programs — the  Canadian Experience class, the Federal skill Traders class and the Federal skilled worker class.



The candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from Manitoba got  an additional  600 points in their Express Entry rankings score that guaranteed  an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.



One major criteria was a minimum of months of work experience in an occupation, of demand in Manitoba. Another criteria was an appropriate expression of interest in the Manitoba Provincial nominee Program. The profiles include information on a candidate’s education,work experience, proficiency in English or French and other factors  

A fixed number of the highest-ranked candidates were then sent an  invitation  to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws from Manitoba’s pool of eligible candidates.



The December 5 draw saw  invitations to apply  to candidates with as low a score as  375 given to skilled workers, for Skilled Workers Overseas candidates it was 596. On the other hand the lowest score for foreign workers invited directly by the MPNP was 711.