According to CIC News, On May 14, Alberta invited 3,357 Express Entry invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 300. Express Entry candidates were nominated by Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) received an additional 600 points towards their CRS score assuring an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. So as to be considered for a nomination from Alberta, candidates must be eligible for one the three immigration programs managed by the Express Entry, the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates must have a CRS score of at least 300 and be working in an occupation that “supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification priorities,” among other criteria, in order to be considered for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence from Alberta.

Draw Date Number of NOIs Issued Lowest score invited
January 10, 2019 337 300
January 25, 2019 81 301
February 1, 2019 168 301
February 22, 2019 130 302
March 5, 2019 473 400
March 12, 2019 462 400
March 15, 2019 106 300
March 19, 2019 271 400
March 26, 2019 370 400
April 2, 2019 356 400
April 9, 2019 172 300
April 15, 2019 179 400
April 24, 2019 133 400
May 2, 2019 119 400

The AINP says the following factors may decrease the likelihood of receiving an NOI through the Alberta Express Entry Stream:
Your Express Entry profile expires in 3 months or less
You are working in an occupation:
on the list of High-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta set out on the online Government of Canada Refusal to Process a Labour Market Impact Assessment list;
on the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations list, located on this page under the Alberta Opportunity Stream section;
that has a high volume of submissions across all AINP streams.
“This is great news for Express Entry candidates and those with lower CRS scores in particular who are looking to build a new life in Canada,” said David Cohen, senior partner with the Campbell, Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal.
“It’s a good reminder of the value of a provincial nomination for Express Entry candidates, who receive an additional 600 points toward their ranking score if nominated.”
Source: (CIC NEWS)