Details of the February 20, 2020 Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (AINP) have recently been released. Alberta’s Express Entry PNP uses a Notification of Interest (NOI) system to apply for permanent residency nomination. During this draw, AINP invited 150 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores (CRS) of 300. Unfortunately, not all candidates in the Express Entry pool will be chosen as there are thousands in the pool. There are currently 2025 applications waiting for eligibility assessment; however, the AINP does not provide status updates.

Under the AINP, individuals eligible for nomination have strong ties to Alberta, are interested in moving to Alberta, work in an In-Demand occupation that supports the Province’s government economic development and diversification and have a minimum CRS score of 300. Candidates chosen from the Express Entry pool will receive a NOI and will be contacted directly by the AINP to submit an application. Your chances to receive a NOI are increased with an Alberta job offer, work experience, past education, parent, child, brother or sister. There is no fee to submit an application.