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Alberta invites 374 Candidates for PR

AINP latest draw of September 25 invites 374 candidates

AINP latest draw. AINP reports that 374 Express Entry system candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)‘s Express Entry selection drawn September 25. This represents an increase of 80 more candidates over the 294 invited in the previous August 28 draw. AINP targets issuing up to 6,000 nominations for the 2019 calendar year. This limit is set by the federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 4,115 nomination certificates have been issued so far in 2019. Approximately 1,640 applications await assessment for eligibility.

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The lowest-ranked Express Entry candidate invited in the AINP’s September 25  selection round had a CRS score of 400 points under the federal Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in order to receive an invitation. This score was higher than most previous AINP selection rounds, which have seen candidates with scores as low as 300 selected.

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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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. If their nomination is approved, these 294 candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The additional points place them in a favorable position to receiving a federal Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) 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.

AINP Past Draws

Information on draws will typically be posted approximately one month after the date of draw.

Date of draw Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent CRS score of lowest ranked candidate who received a NOI letter
July 6, 2018 155 302
July 26, 2018 67 302
August 23, 2018 24 312
September 14, 2018 152 301
October 10, 2018 47 319
October 16, 2018 94 304
November 6, 2018 57 302
January 10, 2019 337 300
January 25, 2019 81 301
February 1, 2019 168 301
February 22, 2019 130 302
March 5, 2019 473 400
March 12, 2019 462 400
March 15, 2019 106 300
March 19, 2019 271 400
March 26, 2019 370 400
April 2, 2019 356 400
April 9, 2019 172 300
April 15, 2019 179 400
April 24, 2019 133 400
May 2, 2019 119 400
May 15, 2019 197 301
June 21, 2019 262 300
July 10, 2019 180 425
July 17, 2019 251 400
July 24, 2019 220 303
July 31, 2019 319 400
August 7, 2019 35 352
August 15, 2019 121 400
August 28, 2019 294 400
September 11, 2019 339 302
September 18, 2019 139 350
September 25, 2019 374 400

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