Alberta

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Situated in Western Canada, Alberta boasts two of the nation’s largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) welcomes skilled individuals with the necessary skills and experience to address job vacancies in the province.

Alberta Immigration Streams

There are five streams available for prospective immigrants considering a move to Alberta:

  1. Alberta Opportunity Stream: Suited for skilled workers engaged in eligible employment within the province.
  2. Alberta Express Entry Stream: Targeting Express Entry (EE) candidates holding eligible employment and a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300.
  3. Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream: Geared toward those interested in establishing a farming business.
  4. International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream: Designed for international graduates of Alberta post-secondary institutions aspiring to initiate a business in the province.
  5. Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa: Tailored for foreign-educated graduates from U.S. educational institutions looking to initiate a business in Alberta.

Express Entry Overview

The Canadian government employs the Express Entry system for three main immigration programs:

Streams under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) using this system are considered enhanced, while those without it are known as base streams. Candidates are evaluated based on criteria such as age, qualifications, work experience, and language proficiency. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) assigns scores to candidates, and those with the highest CRS scores can apply for permanent residence through draws.

Candidates indicating interest in immigrating to Alberta and possessing a CRS score of at least 300 are eligible. Those receiving provincial nominations receive an additional 600 points, significantly enhancing their prospects in the Express Entry draw.

Alberta Opportunity Stream

For Whom:

Application Fee: CAD 500

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

Candidates submit online applications through the AINP portal, including required documents and application fees.

Alberta Express Entry Stream

For Whom:

Application Fee: CAD 500

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

Invitation-only for Express Entry profile holders. Selected candidates express their willingness to be part of this stream. Chosen candidates apply for provincial nomination through the AINP portal, submitting required documents.

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

For Whom:

Application Fee: CAD 500

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

Interested candidates submit their business plans, and the AINP selects viable plans aligned with Alberta’s agricultural industry. Approved candidates complete forms for the Alberta government and IRCC.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

For Whom:

Application Fee: CAD 3,500

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

Candidates submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the AINP portal. The highest-ranking candidates then submit a Business Application.

Foreign Graduate Start-Up Stream

For Whom:

Application Fee: CAD 3,500

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

Candidates work with a designated agency for recommendation letters and assessment reports. Submission of the letter of recommendation and Expression of Interest (EOI) through the AINP Portal follows.

The application and approval process for AINP is intricate. Vancouver Services Inc., equipped with expertise in Canadian Immigration Laws and processes, can assist in navigating this journey. Contact us to tailor a plan that suits your needs.

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