The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has announced that the province will have a new federal Express Entry-aligned stream, which will begin accepting applications in January 2018.
The AINP Express Entry stream will allow the province of Alberta to nominate a limited number of qualified candidates from the government of Canada’s Express Entry system.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination through an Express Entry-aligned stream, also known as an enhanced nomination or stream, receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the pool.
Alberta will join other provinces in having at least one Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream aligned with Express Entry. By January, it will have been three years since IRCC's Express Entry system first came into operation.
Note: this page will be updated once details of eligibility criteria for the Alberta Express Entry stream are released by the province.