Alberta is one of the beautiful Canadian provinces, located in western Canada. It is a centre of agricultural origination for Canada. Alberta is a land of attractive and appealing destinations for immigrants in recent years. According to Canada’s recent census in 2016, after Ontario, Alberta opponents British Columbia for the second most well-known Canadian immigration destination.
Every year, dozens of job opportunities and high living standards of Alberta attract immigrants worldwide. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an immigration pathway through which many workers, entrepreneurs, and graduates can move and permanently settle in Alberta.
It is one of the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). All the successful candidates to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) will get a provincial nomination certificate. This nomination will allow the candidate, and his/her family members(if possible), to apply for Canadian permanent residence to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Streams
AINP provides the four following streams:
1. Alberta Opportunity Stream
2. Express Entry Stream
3. International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (IGEIS)
4. Self-Employed Farmer Stream
Alberta Opportunity Stream
The Alberta Opportunity Stream is a route to Canadian permanent residence for international workers working in Alberta. To be qualified for this stream, you need a job offer from an employer in Alberta.
Express Entry Stream
Express Entry Stream offers a pathway for Express Entry applicants. Alberta invites these candidates through their Express Entry accounts to apply to the province.
Note that: If you are an Express Entry applicant and get a provincial nomination through an Express Entry-aligned stream, you will obtain additional 600 CRS points and ITA (Invitation To Apply) for Canadian permanent residence during a subsequent draw from the pool.
International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (IGEIS)
It is for international students who are graduated from one of the Alberta educational institutions and want to start a business and settle in the province permanently.
Self-Employed Farmer Stream
It is for experienced and skilled farmers with the demonstrated potential to manage a farm in Alberta.
Note that: Each stream has its various selection criteria. Make sure that you know all the necessities for your stream.
Four Tips When Applying For Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
The following are the top four tips that you need to know when you are applying for an AINP:
1. Read all the conditions of the concerned AINP
2. Review the AINP selection criteria
3. Check the language test needs
4. Follow the directions written on the AINP website
Note that: It is essential to show proficiency in either English or French.
Candidates through the Express Entry and Opportunity Streams need to apply using the AINP Online Portal. Visit the AINP government website for the latest eligibility requirements and application procedures.
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