354 Express Entry candidates invited in two draws held July 31 and August 7
The Province of Alberta invited another 354 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in two draws held July 31 and August 7.
On July 31, Alberta issued 319 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to select Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 400 and above.
The first draw in August was significantly smaller, with 35 NOIs sent out to Candidates with CRS scores as low as 352 on August 7.
Since the first Alberta Express Entry Stream Selection, which took place just over a year ago, the AINP has held 27 draws. A grand total of 5,382 NOIs have been sent to foreign nationals wanting to settle in Alberta— home of cities such as Calgary and Edmonton and attractions like Banff National Park and Dinosaur Provincial Park.
No job offer or previous work experience in Alberta is required to be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream. However, applicants should be working in an occupation that supports the province’s economic development and diversification priorities. The province does not provide a list of eligible occupations.
Applicants must also have an Express Entry CRS score of at least 300 in Canada’s Express Entry stream.
The AINP says it may 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.