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.
What Is The Latest Alberta Immigration News?
- Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Reaches 2018 Nomination Allocation
- Alberta Immigration Delays New Rule Affecting International Students and Institutions
- Important Income and Language Changes For Alberta Opportunity Stream
How Do I Qualify For The 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.
How Do I Qualify For 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.
How Do I Qualify For The 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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