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Alberta AINP January 2020 Draws

Alberta AINP January 2020 Draws Invite 501 Candidates

Alberta AINP January 2020 Draws. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited a total of 501 Express Entry candidates to apply for a Canadian permanent residence in three draws held in January 2020.

On January 09, 2020, AINP issued a total of 150 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of over 350 in order to be invited. Later on January 22, another 201 candidates with minimum CRS of 350 were invited. Then on January 29, AINP invited another 150 candidates with CRS as low as 300 points.

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Past AINP Draws

Date of drawNumber of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sentCRS score of lowest ranked candidate who received a NOI letter
January 10, 2019337300
January 25, 201981301
February 1, 2019168301
February 22, 2019130302
March 5, 2019473400
March 12, 2019462400
March 15, 2019106300
March 19, 2019271400
March 26, 2019370400
April 2, 2019356400
April 9, 2019172300
April 15, 2019179400
April 24, 2019133400
May 2, 2019119400
May 15, 2019197301
June 21, 2019262300
July 10, 2019180425
July 17, 2019251400
July 24, 2019220303
July 31, 2019319400
August 7, 201935352
August 15, 2019121400
August 28, 2019294400
September 11, 2019339302
September 18, 2019139350
September 25, 2019374400
October 9, 2019115350
October 24, 2019372300
October 30, 201929350
November 6, 2019148400
December 5, 2019132400
January 9, 2020150350
January 22, 2020201350
January 29, 2020150300

The AINP is Alberta’s version of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), under which participating provinces and territories to nominate Economic-Class immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year. Participating provinces and territories search in the federal Express Entry system for skilled foreign workers with strong ties to the province or territory, or candidates who are working in an occupation that supports the province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

The federal Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class and some parts of provincial immigrant nomination programs.

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Advantages of AINP and other Provincial Nomination Programs

AINP and other PNPs typically require CRS points that are significantly lower than those requested for the federal Express Entry draws. For instance, the latest federal Express Entry draw of February 5, 2020 required minimum CRS of 472 points compared to AINP’s range of 300-350.

Candidates are not required to have a job offer in Alberta to participate in AINP, but having a job in Alberta may increase the likelihood of a candidate being invited. Candidates are ranked in the pool based on their CRS score, which considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Aother major advantage of AINP and other PNPs is that, if a candidate’s provincial nomination is approved, the invited candidate will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points in the federal system. The additional points place them in a favorable position to receive a federal Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future federal Express Entry draw.

In general, AINP will give priority to candidates with:

  • a job offer and/or work experience in Alberta;
  • a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • a parent, child or sibling already living in Alberta.

For complete eligibility requirements see the AINP – Selection Criteria page.

Express Entry & AINP Steps

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