Alberta issues more immigration invitations than its previous PNP draw. Express Entry candidates saw the minimum CRS score requirement increase slightly.
Alberta invited 150 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on December 14, an uptick from the previous provincial round of invitations.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited candidates who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 351, which is relatively high for an Alberta draw. Most minimum cutoff scores hovered around the 300 mark in 2021.
Invited candidates may be eligible for a provincial nomination under the Alberta Express Entry stream. If they get the nomination, they will be one step closer to Canadian permanent residence. Provincial nominees can apply for Canadian immigration to the federal under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Express Entry candidates with provincial nominations get boosted to the top of the pool, and are primed to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
In the previous Alberta draw, the province invited 100 candidates who had CRS scores of at least 350.