Alberta PNP Draw invites 275 Express Entry candidates

Alberta PNP Draw invites 275 Express Entry candidates

The minimum cut-off score for Alberta PNP draws has remained steady at 300 since the start of September.

Alberta PNP Draw invites 275 Express Entry candidates.

Alberta has released the details of its September 30, 2021 immigration draw.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 275 Express Entry candidates with scores of at least 300 to apply for a provincial nomination.

All in all, Alberta held four Alberta Express Entry stream draws in September, each with minimum score requirements of 300. A total of 1,610 invitations were issued last month alone.

Alberta PNP Draw has now invited 5,617 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination since it resumed invitation rounds in January 2021. It had taken a temporary hiatus in the latter months of 2020. The draws send invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for a nomination certificate, which will greatly support their permanent residency application. This year, Alberta is allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates.

Application volumes by occupation

The AINP has a high volume of applications and Alberta Express Entry submissions in the following occupations. These submissions may take longer to process.

6311 – Food service supervisors
7511 – Transport truck drivers
6211 – Retail sales supervisors
6322 – Cooks
2282 – User Support Technicians
2253 – Drafting technolgists and technicians
3212 – Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1241 – Administrative assistants
2132 – Mechanical Engineers

Express Entry Stream selection

The AINP regularly reviews available candidates in the federal Express Entry pool. Based on available profile information in the portal, the AINP draws to select candidates from the pool, inviting them to submit a completed application to the AINP. Information on Alberta Express Entry Stream Notification of Interest factors is included on the eligibility page.

Past Draws

Information on draws will typically be posted approximately one month after the date of draw.

Date of draw Number of Notification of Interest (NOI) Letters sent CRS score of lowest ranked candidate who received a NOI letter
September 30, 2021 275 300
September 21, 2021 450 300
September 14, 2021 385 300
September 7, 2021 500 300
August 30, 2021 400 301
August 23, 2021 450 300
August 10, 2021 396 300
July 27, 2021 148 300
July 14, 2021 181 301
June 29, 2021 148 302
June 16, 2021 184 300
June 5, 2021 191 300
May 18, 2021 250 301
May 5, 2021 250 300
April 20, 2021 200 301
April 6, 2021 200 302
March 26, 2021 300 301
March 2, 2021 200 301
February 16, 2021 159 352
February 10, 2021 200 301
January 28, 2021 100 360
January 8, 2021 50 406
June 17, 2020 187 303
May 13, 2020 191 300
April 29, 2020 200 322
April 14, 2020 200 353
April 1, 2020 120 381
March 18, 2020 136 300
March 4, 2020 100 300
February 20, 2020 150 300
January 29, 2020 150 300
January 22, 2020 201 350
January 9, 2020 150 350
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