Alberta PNP Express Entry Program:
Alberta Express Entry stream can be your golden chance if you are looking forward to getting permanent residence in Canada. If you are a qualified candidate and meet the requirements, you might get an invitation by Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). If you are qualified you can apply for nominations in order to get PR. The Alberta Express Entry stream selects their lucky candidates from the Canada Express Entry pool. Furthermore, candidates get an invitation to submit the application for nomination on behalf of the province. They have not introduced any specific program criteria in public. However, all the candidates with the express entry will be are eligible to apply.
What Are The Eligibility Requirements for AINP Express Entry Stream?
The main question is how you can be among the selected Express Entry Candidates? If you are a foreign national, there is a way to apply to the Alberta Express Entry stream that is a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter sent by the province. If you meet the eligibility requirements they will approach you directly by the AINP with the help of your Express Entry profile.
Once you have received a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter sent by the province, you can apply and move to the next stage.
The AINP will go through the candidates’ self-declared information and history given in their Express Entry profile.
There is a chance that Candidates will receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) if:
- The candidate has an active Express Entry profile in the Express Entry pool of federal.
- The candidate has stated the purpose of immigrating to Alberta permanently.
- The candidate has been involved in such an activity that supports the economic development and diversification of Alberta.
- The candidate scored 300 minimum in CRS.
There are some factors that AINP prefers on when it comes to selecting the candidates:
- The candidate have valid work experience or a job offer in Alberta.
- The candidate be a graduate of a post-secondary institute and holds a valid job offer in Alberta.
- The candidate have any blood relative who is living in Alberta or a permanent resident of Canada.
It is mandatory for the candidate to first receive an email then submit the application to participate in the AINP.
The Application Procedure for Alberta Express Entry Stream:
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) works on the basis of invitations-only. If you want to apply to the stream, first, you have to meet their minimum eligibility requirements and then create an Express Entry profile. Then you need to sit back and wait for the Notification of Interest (NOI) sent by the Alberta province.
It’s not sure that if you meet the minimum requirements, you will receive a guaranteed invitation from Alberta. The submitted applicants’ Express profiles are reviewed by the province and they only contact those who they want to nominate. The lucky selected candidates by Alberta can move on further and submit a provincial nomination for AINP.
After receiving an NOI, you will be further given a strict deadline to submit the remaining documents and complete your application for the AINP. If your application is approved by the province, Alberta will inform you that they have chosen you for the provincial nomination. The applicant’s IRCC online account is a very important part of AINP as all the notifications will be sent to this account. Once the candidate has accepted the provincial nomination results, the candidates’ CRS score will be 600 points increased. They will surely receive an email stating Invitation to Apply (ITA) confirmation to be an applicant in the next Express Entry draw for permanent residency.
Now the candidate should prepare all the legal and required documents to submit an official application in the given deadline for a permanent Canadian residency. It usually takes about six months for the Express entry to process the application.