31st July 2019, the province of Alberta conducted an invitation round. In this draw, applicants under the Express Entry-aligned immigration stream received invitations. It means you have to first create an Express Entry profile to get a selection from AINP. If you are already in EE pool, we will lodge your application for the PNP without any cost. In case you get an invitation, we will be the ones to notify you first.
The government has not disclosed the results publically. We are revealing this update to you as many of our customers got an invitation in this round.
In the past draw rounds, we have notified you that many IT and Non-IT occupations received invitations from Alberta. But this time, administrative health care applications were preferred in the draw. Especially, NOC 1241 (office administrative assistants – general, legal and medical), a majority of our customers received invitations.
What Should You Understand?
As you know, Alberta has its immigration program called the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
AINP’s Express Entry System has gained influence in the past couple of years thanks to the frequent monthly draws. The draws select candidates with the demand occupations that the provincial labour market needs. It means a high CRS is not the only pathway to get a PR in Canada. It is a common point where many of us misunderstand. Provincial sponsorships are different from the Federal draws. Although provinces like Alberta do not disclose the exact criteria that they use to select candidates, it is not always about scoring high. Because even with high points candidate may not get if their occupation is not listed as in-demand.
As per the records, Alberta has accepted candidates with CRS scores as low as 300. But the province has sent the most number of invitations to the applicants with a CRS above 400. Especially in the past two months, the minimum score to get an invitation was around 400 (in most of the draws).
It is also a valuable opportunity to see a popular province open for various demand occupations. Such as One of our customers with an administrative health care occupation received an invitation from Alberta with a CRS of 417. It is nowhere near the Federal score. Know more about the Alberta PNP draw trends here!
We have also written an informative piece, why should skilled migrants choose Alberta as their destinations? Hope it will help you to give insights about Alberta!
Your Action Plan
We have said enough throughout this post and in many of our newsletters that what is the best plan to get a nomination, that is to be in the pool with correct preparation. If Alberta is not opening for your occupations now, this month, don’t worry. It is a growing province that needs skilled people from various fields to grow the economy.
In the mid- 2019, AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) announced a proposal to bring 40,000 newcomers to rural communities by 2024. It’s not only the rural suburbs, but the province is expecting the immigrants to live and work in and around the capital of Edmonton. It also has other programs that are active to bring additional thousands of newcomers by 2021.
Alberta government is eager to welcome more immigrants to fill labour shortages, they are reforming the immigration policies and making it more easy for the foreign workers. It is a golden opportunity if you are in the pool. So call us today, let’s make your dream to migrate to Canada come true with an Alberta PNP sponsorship in your hands.