Express Entry is based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which awards points for many human capital aspects. While a job offer is not required in most situations, having one will result in a significantly larger number of points and, as a result, a better chance of being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The PNP in Canada, on the other hand, was created to ensure a more equitable distribution of immigration benefits across the country. Each year, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a certain number of economic immigrants for permanent residence. PNPs varied significantly from province to province, with each establishing its unique set of nomination requirements.
To apply for a PNP to immigrate to Canada, you must first be nominated by a province or territory.
With a PNP, every Canadian province and territory has at least one “enhanced” nomination stream, which is linked to the federal Express Entry system.
One such stream is Alberta Express Entry, which provides an immigration route for foreign nationals without a work offer.
Alberta, Canada’s fourth-largest province, is a favourite destination for newcomers, with Edmonton and Calgary being the most popular cities.
Can I immigrate through the Alberta Express Entry stream without a job offer?
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an economic immigration program that nominates people to live in Alberta permanently. Nominees must possess skills to fill job shortages or intend to purchase or start a business in Alberta. They must be able to support their families as well. The Alberta and Canadian governments are in charge of the initiative.
The Alberta Express Entry stream is an improved PNP, which means it is linked to the federal Express Entry system, as previously stated. Candidates that receive a provincial nomination from the province of Alberta will receive an extra 600 points on their CRS score. This prize effectively ensures that they will be able to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Candidates must build an Express Entry profile and express their desire in settling permanently in Alberta in order to obtain indicate their interest in Alberta under this stream. This stream has received interest alerts from Alberta for 5,910 candidates thus far this year.