Minimum CRS For Alberta Express Entry 57 Points Lower Than Federal Draw

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Minimum CRS For Alberta Express Entry 57 Points Lower Than Federal Draw

Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System scores in Alberta immigration’s latest Express Entry draw were once again significantly below those required by the federal government.

In an August 15 Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program draw, the lowest-ranked of the 121 candidates to receive a Notification of Interest letter scored 400 points.

By comparison, the lowest ranked candidate in the most recent federal Express Entry draw scored 457 points.

To qualify for Alberta Express Entry draws, candidates must express an interest in living permanently in Alberta and work in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.

Alberta has now conducted 21 draws tapping the federal Express Entry pool during 2019.


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Alberta Issues Express Entry NOIs To Candidates With Scores As Low As 352
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As of August 27, 2019, Alberta has issued 3,868 of its 6,000 federal government nomination allocation.

The province also has 1,640 applications awaiting assessment.


Alberta Express Entry 2019 Notification of Interest Draws

Draw Date

NOI Letters Sent

CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate

15-Aug-19

121

400

07-Aug-19

35

352

24-July-19

220

303

17-July-19

251

400

05-July-19

180

425

21-June-19

262

300

15-May-19

197

301

02-May-19

119

400

24-Apr-19

133

400

15-Apr-19

179

400

09-Apr-19

172

300

02-Apr-19

356

400

26-Mar-19

370

400

19-Mar-19

271

400

15-Mar-19

106

300

12-Mar-19

462

400

05-Mar-19

473

400

22-Feb-19

130

302

01-Feb-19

168

301

25-Jan-19

81

301

10-Jan-19

337

300

Source: www.alberta.ca

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Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is founding director of the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center (CCIRC) Inc. He served as an Associate Editor of ‘Immigration Law Reporter’, the pre-eminent immigration law publication in Canada. He previously served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec and National Immigration Law Sections and is currently a member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Colin has twice appeared as an expert witness before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is frequently recognized as a recommended authority at national conferences sponsored by government and non-government organizations on matters affecting Canada’s immigration and human resource industries. Since 2009, Colin has been a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the profession, and became a lifetime member in 2018.