December 18, 2018 – Alberta has reached its federal government nomination allocation for 2018 under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.
The province issued 5,600 nomination certificates as of December 17, according to an update on the AINP website.
Although applications will continue to be assessed, no further nomination certificate will be issued until January.
The province says approximately 1,875 applications are awaiting assessment.
Alberta is the second province to reach its 2018 allocation, set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Ontario reached its nomination allocation in November, but has since been granted extra allocation by IRCC.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is comprised of three streams: The Alberta Opportunity Stream, the Alberta Express Entry Stream and the Self-Employed Farmer Stream.
Alberta Opportunity and Alberta Express Entry replaced the Employer Driven Stream and the Strategic Recruitment Stream in June 2018.
Since June, Alberta has issued 596 Notification of Interest through Alberta Express Entry, to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 301 points.
Alberta Express Entry
The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to nominate a limited number of qualified applicants from the federal Express Entry System.
Qualified candidates will be selected directly from the Express Entry pool by the AINP. Candidates must receive an invitation to apply before they submit an application.
The stream is aimed at candidates with strong ties to Alberta who help boost the economy and increase diversity. International graduates will also be invited.
- Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
- Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
- Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
- Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300.
Having one of the following may improve a candidate’s chances:
- An Alberta job offer and/or work experience.
- A graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution.
- A relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child and/or sibling.
Alberta Opportunity Stream
To qualify for the Alberta Opportunity Stream, you must:
- Be working in an eligible occupation in Alberta.
- Have valid temporary resident status in Canada that authorizes you to work.
- Have Canadian Language Benchmark 4 in English or or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens 4 in French in all disciplines for the majority of NOC codes. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) require CLB 7.
- Have completed minimum high school in your country of origin.
- Have minimum of 12 months full-time work experience in your current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months, OR minimum of 24 months of full-time work experience in your current occupation in Canada and/or abroad within the last 30 months. PGWP candidates need of 6 months full-time work experience in Alberta within the last 18 months.
Find out more about the Alberta Opportunity Stream.
Self-Employed Farmer Stream
To qualify under the Self-Employed Farmer Stream, the applicant must have:
- Prior managerial experience with an existing farm enterprise;
- Education, training and work experience necessary to develop a sustainable farming business in Alberta;
- A business plan for the farming enterprise to be developed in Alberta;
- Evidence that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance the proposed farming enterprise;
- A minimum of $500,000 of equity to invest in the farming enterprise;
- A minimum net worth of $500,000 or confirmation of access to these funds.
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