The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)'s new Express Entry Stream allows the province of Alberta to nominate a limited number of qualified candidates from the Government of Canada’s Express Entry pool.
Express Entry candidates who are nominated by a Canadian province receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
The AINP says it will target Express Entry candidates "who have demonstrated strong ties to Alberta and who can help support the government’s economic development and diversification priorities will be invited to apply."
International graduates will also be invited under this stream.
HOW IT WORKS
Individuals cannot apply to this stream. Qualified candidates are selected directly from the Express Entry pool by the AINP, which then invites them to apply for a provincial nomination.
Only those Express Entry candidates who receive an invitation from the AINP can submit an application for provincial nomination under the Alberta Express Entry Stream.