How to Score Better in Alberta PNP Program?

The Alberta PNP Program is an immigration program that allows the province to choose skilled immigrants for permanent residency. Selected candidates must have the skills and abilities to help bridge the skills gap in the local labour market and contribute to the province’s economic growth. After being nominated by the Alberta PNP Program, candidates can apply for a Canada PR Visa with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Alberta has a process of selection that is quite similar to that of the federal government. The Canada CRS Calculator awards points or scores to applicants depending on their qualifications. To be considered, applicants must score a minimum of 67 out of 100 on variables such as age, academic achievement, work experience, and English language proficiency. Other factors, such as arranged employment in Alberta and adaptability, can also help you earn points.

Alberta PNP Program has three major streams:

● Alberta Express Entry Stream

● Alberta Opportunity Stream

● Alberta Self Employed Farmer Stream

Alberta Express Entry stream is an “enhanced” version of the express entry program and allows the province to hire skilled immigrants in the federal express pool.

Based on their results on the Canada CRS Calculator, the government decides who gets a Notification of Interest (NOI). The Federal Express Entry Program streamlines the Express Entry Stream, and there is no separate AINP points calculator for candidate selection. 

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program considers six categories in its selection process:

  1. Language Proficiency: 28 points
  2. Educational Qualification: 25 points
  3. Work Experience: 15 points
  4. Age: 12 points
  5. Arranged Employment: 10 points
  6. Adaptability: 10 points

#1 Factor: Language Proficiency (Maximum 28 points)

The official languages are English and French. English is a necessary and your competence in French can give you bonus points. 

First Official Language English (Maximum 24 points)

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing

Proficiency LevelPoints
Intermediate IELTS 6/6/6/64 pts/ability
High intermediate IELTS 6.5/7.5/6.5/6.55 pts/ability
Advanced IELTS 7/8/7/76 pts/ability
Spouse/partner’s official language IELTS 4/4.5/3.5/45 pts

Second Official Language (Maximum 4 points)

Proficiency LevelPoints
CLB 5 in each of the four skills is required4
CLB 4 or less in any of 4 abilities0

 #2 Factor: Educational Qualification (Maximum 25 Points)

Level of EducationPoints
Doctoral Level25
Master`s Level or Professional Degree23
2 or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential22
3 year or longer post-secondary credential21
2-year post-secondary credential19
1-year post-secondary credential15
Secondary school5

#3 Factor: Work Experience (Maximum 15 Points)

Work Experience Points
1 year9
2- 3 years11
4- 5 years13
More than 6 years15

#4 Factor: Age

Age of ApplicantPoints
18-35 years12
3611
3710
389
398
407
416
425
434
443
452
461
Above 47 years0

#5 Factor: Arranged Employment (Maximum 10 points)

Applicants for the Alberta PNP Program with a valid job offer from a Canadian employer can get points for this selection factor. 

Details relevant to the proposed employment are shown in the table below:

The ApplicantAndPoints
Candidate is currently employed in Canada under the terms of an LMIA-based work permit with terms of employment classified as “skilled” (NOC 0, A, or B level)The candidate has been given permanent, full-time skilled employment by the employer10
Candidate is presently employed in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permitThe candidate has been given permanent, full-time skilled employment by the employer10
Candidate has no a valid work permit and is otherwise not permitted in CanadaA positive LMIA has been granted to the job offer.10
Candidates who do not match in the two categories above but have a valid work visa or other permission to work in Canada.The candidate has received permanent, full-time skilled employment from a potential employer.10

#6 Factor: Adaptability (Maximum 10 points)

Adaptability Points
Applicant’s past work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC O, A, B)10
Applicant’s Past Studies in Canada5
Applicant’s spouse/ partner’s past study in Canada 5
Applicant’s spouse/ partner’s previous work in Canada 5
Arranged employment in Canada5

How To Earn Additional Points on Alberta PNP Points Calculator?

You can get five additional points (each) in the following two ways:

  • Choose to immigrate with your spouse and apply your spouse’s language proficiency score 
  • If you have relatives who live in Canada. It could be a parent, a grandparent, a child, or a grandchild. Even aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews are considered relatives, although they must be over the age of 18.

Is it your dream to immigrate to Canada? Well! We can make it a reality.To proceed with your Alberta PNP Program application, the best place to begin is with a conversation with one of Croyez Immigration’s qualified experts.

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