Are you considering moving to Canada’s province, Alberta? Well, every year, thousands of immigrants move to Alberta through Provincial Nominee Program. However, it is an ideal approach for many immigrants.
Alberta is a western province of Canada. However, the landscape of this province comprises mountain ranges, prairies, coniferous forests, and more than 600 lakes. Alberta is a wonderful and stunning location.
However, moving to a new place comes with its unique set of growing pains. Well, a million questions come into mind before moving to a new place. However, Alberta is a good place to live with your family.
Alberta Holds First Draw Since June 2020
On January 8, 2021, Alberta held its latest Provincial Nominee Program draw. However, the province invited eligible candidates having Express Entry profiles. Candidates can apply to get a provincial nomination for Canadian PR.
Moreover, invited candidates should have a valid Express Entry profile and minimum 406 CRS score to get the invitation.
Express Entry is a system that the federal government of Canada uses to manage permanent resident applications. However, this system works for three immigration streams:
However, candidates should qualify for one of these immigration streams in order to be in the Express Entry pool. The immigration department will assess the candidates on the basis of multiple factors like education, age, work experience, and language ability. Candidates get CRS scores based on these factors.
The highest-ranking candidates will get the invitations to apply for Canadian PR through regular Express Entry draws. However, candidates who get a provincial nomination will get additional 600 CRS points.
Getting 600 CRS points ensures that you will surely get an invitation to apply in the future Express Entry draw.
Alberta Express Entry Stream
Candidates in the Express system will have the opportunity to get an ITA for a provincial nomination from Alberta’s province. However, other provinces having Express Entry-aligned PNPs also do the same.
Candidates need to show their work experience in an eligible occupation. Experienced candidates can support the economic development and diversification priorities of the province.
There is a list of occupations provided by AINP. However, this list contains the occupations that the province will not consider. However, any other occupation can get consideration apart from those who are on the list.
The federal government of Canada increased the number of occupations on November 1, 2020. However, these occupations are not eligible for a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in Alberta.
Moreover, candidates who received a Notification of Interest on or after November 1, 2020, will get an invitation through Alberta Express Entry Stream. However, they will get an invitation even if they are working in an occupation for which the federal government refused to process an LMIA.
The province of Alberta had an allocation of 6,250 nomination certificates in 2020. However, the province managed to issue just 4,000 nomination certificates due to COVID-19. The province issued all of these 4,000 certificates by June 2020.
It was the major reason why there were no draws for the second half of the year. However, the number of nominations issued in 2021 under AINP is still undisclosed.
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