Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) | Alberta Immigrant Provincial Nominee Program

The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program is operated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and this program supports economic growth of Alberta.

The Provincial Nominee Program is geared towards meeting the unique needs of individual provinces. There are three types of PNP programs offered by the Province of Alberta.

The first step in any permanent residence matter through the PNP program is obtaining approval from province. This is commonly called “being nominated.” Once you have been approved by the province and you may be required to produce additional documentation like security checks, medical, and police checks.

An applicant, who is nominated by government of Alberta, can also include their spouse or common-law partner and their dependent children as well. Your family members will also get nominated be the province if they are included in the application.

The current streams being offered by the province are:

  • The Strategic Recruitment Stream
  • The Employer Driven Stream
  • The Self-Employed Farmer Stream

The Strategic Recruitment Stream is geared towards those who have already had work experience in the province as a trades professional, engineer or post-graduate. This stream is further subdivided into three categories:

  • The Compulsory and Optional Trades Category;
  • The Engineering Occupations Category; and
  • The Post-Graduate Worker Category.

The Employer Driven Stream focuses on those who have received an offer of permanent and full time employment by an eligible employer in Alberta. This stream is subdivided into the:

  • Skilled Worker Category;
  • International Graduate Category; and
  • Semi-Skilled Worker Category.

Finally, then you may also obtain nomination in the province of Alberta as a Farmer through the Self-Employed Farmer Stream if you have the resources and farm management experience to purchase or establish a farm in Alberta.

Once you have successfully received nomination, you will use this to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada federally, through Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

If you have any question regarding Alberta PNP program, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to discuss your options and best course of action with you.

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