Alberta is well-known for its crude oil, natural gas, and coal. It also offers beautiful landscapes with breathtaking mountains and forests. It is located in the western part of Canada, near British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) offers options for both skilled and semi-skilled workers. AINP is accepting applications for the below three main immigration streams:
- Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS)
- Alberta Express Entry Stream
- Self-Employed Farmer Stream
Alberta Opportunity Stream
You must maintain a valid work permit throughout the AINP application and assessment process. You must be working for at least 12 months full-time (if in Alberta) or 24 months part-time (if outside Alberta) in an eligible occupation. The valid work permit can be based on either:
- a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), OR
- an LMIA exemption as determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), OR
- Post-Graduation Work Permit holder
Note: From January 1, 2020, those working in NOC levels 0, A, or B must satisfy at least CLB 5 language requirements, while it is unchanged at CLB 4 for those working in NOC level C or D. Those under NOC 3413 will also be unchanged at CLB 7.
Alberta Express Entry Stream
Alberta also nominates certain skilled and qualified candidates to come and apply for permanent residence in Alberta through the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry system. Only those who have been invited through the Notification of Interest Letter to submit an application will be considered.
Self-Employed Farmer Stream
You may qualify if you have the financial resources and farm management knowledge and experience to purchase and establish a farm in Alberta.