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.
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.
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