Alberta Introduces New Express Entry and Opportunity Streams

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Alberta’s New Express Entry Discloses New Immigration Streams

Alberta’s new express entry discloses two new immigration stream on 14th June 2018. Both of them were expected in January, but the introduction was delayed by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program AINP. This dedicated Alberta’s Express Entry Stream will now invite candidates in the Federal Express Entry Pool to apply for the provincial nomination.

The candidate who will receive a nomination from a Canadian province will obtain extra 600 points under CRS and will be prioritized for ITA for Canadian PR. AINP will directly select the candidates who will qualify for the profiles in the Express Entry Pool.

Express Entry candidates can only apply for the provincial nomination after getting an invitation from AINP.

Alberta Introduces New Alberta Opportunity Streams (AOS)

Alberta has started accepting applications under the Self-Employed Farmer Stream from June 14 onwards. It will be a new Alberta Opportunity Stream AOS.

Candidates can apply under the new AOS without any employer support. Alberta’s Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream were closed on 14th June 2018, and are replaced by the new AOS.

To be eligible for the new AOS, candidates must be working in Alberta for full-time in an eligible occupation and must satisfy the minimum criteria for selection in residency and employment status, language, occupation, work experience, education, and income level.

The reason for the new changes as per AINP are as follows:

  • Simplifying the process of application by creating new AOS.
  • Opening up the program virtually to all the skills and professions in Alberta with more flexible trade skills.
  • Ensuring the workers with personal, professional, and community ties to Alberta are prioritized to become permanent residents with a pathway to citizenship.

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