Alberta has released details of its first PNP draw of the new year. AINP invited 50 candidates to apply for provincial nomination on January 8, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut off was 406 points.
AINP did not specify details of occupations that were targeted this draw.
Alberta PNP program (AINP) regularly selects candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool and issues NOI’s (Notification of Interest). Successful applicants receive additional 600 points to their CRS score, thereby virtually guaranteeing an ITA from Express Entry draw.
Last year from the allotted quota of 6,250 nomination certificates received from IRCC, Alberta used only 4,000 nomination certificates due to pandemic induced economic slowdown.
Alberta’s labour market crashed significantly by May 2020, and unemployment shot up sharply. Hence, Alberta stopped issuing invitations after June 17, 2020 in response to the pandemic driven slowdown. This was AINP’s first draw after a gap of six months.
Alberta PNP currently does not have information on the number of nominations it can issue in 2021.