The larger draw size reflects the higher admissions targets that have been set for both 2019 and 2020 for the three Federal High Skilled immigration programs that are managed by the Express Entry system. These programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Government of Alberta to select eligible candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination from Alberta receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
One of the Alberta Express Entry Stream’s key advantages is the fact it provides Express Entry candidates who have lower CRS scores with an opportunity to obtain Canadian permanent residence.