AINP invites 100 Express Entry candidates which makes it the second-smallest draw to be held by the province.
Small PNP draw held by Alberta with high CRS cut-off
Alberta releases results of draw from the end of November. The second-smallest draw had the second-highest CRS score requirement.
The results from the November 24, 2021 PNP draw held by Alberta were recently released.
In total, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program invited 100 Express Entry candidates. This was the second-smallest draw to be held by the province. The smallest one was held at the start of the year when only 50 candidates received invitations.
Even though a smaller number of candidates were selected, the required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) was higher at 350.
Candidates who successfully receive a provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 points on their CRS score and when Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) holds a new round of invitations, the highest-ranked candidate will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency to Canada.
The boost in score almost guarantees a PNP candidate will receive an ITA.
Alberta’s nominations allocation for 2021 was set at 6,250. To date, the province has issued 6,094. It remains to be seen whether Alberta will hold another draw before the end of the year and use up all its allocations.