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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

The Alberta Immigration Nomination Program is a popular choice amongst the candidates who are aiming for a Provincial Nomination in the express entry system. After Ontario, Alberta ranks second in the list of creating and maintaining abundant job opportunities for immigrants and temporary residents. According to the 2020 statistics released by Canada, Alberta was able to create more employment streams during the pandemic as compared to any other region. This proved beneficial for not only its residents but for the migrants as well who had plans to immigrate to Canada in 2022.

How to apply for Alberta PNP?

To be eligible to apply for Alberta Canada, you need to fulfill one or all of the four pointers mentioned below according to your case. If you do so, you can be considered for this province nomination.

1. You must be able to fill up the job shortages in Alberta.

2. You have a plan and necessary resources to buy/start a business.

3. You are capable of providing for yourself and for your family till you start receiving your first income in Canada.

4. You meet the eligibility criteria for your desired stream.

NOTE:  If you are accepted in the provincial nomination, you have the advantage of applying for Canadian permanent residence not only yourself but for your spouse/common-law partner/dependents as well. Also, know that after getting a Notification of Interest (NOI) you are eligible to apply for PR. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be approved as the final decision is of the Federal Government of Canada. Nevertheless, having a provincial nomination does increase your chances for a YES to PR.

Streams offered by AINP

The Alberta PNP offers many streams for people of different backgrounds to choose from. This includes students, employers, employees, and even farmers. Check out this daetailed list to know more about the particular streams.


Stream for Workers

Alberta Opportunity Stream

This stream is for temporary residents of Alberta who have a recognized job offer to stay and work there for an extended period of time. The requirement for the person is to have a positive LMIA and they should also meet the necessary eligibility criteria. 

Alberta Express Entry System

Specific number of people get a chance to gain the provincial nomination under this stream. These are the ones who prove to be economically beneficial for Alberta. They must also be international graduates from a Canadian post-secondary institution.


Stream for Entrepreneurs

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

This stream allows International graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions if they are willing to establish or operate a business in the province. 

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

This stream is for people who have the financial resources and the necessary farm management skills to either purchase a new farming land or operate an existing farm in the area. 

Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa

This stream is for qualified graduates who are from outside Canada and wish to launch a startup that is innovative and can boost Alberta’s economy.

Five Points to remember while applying for AINP

1. One cannot directly apply for these provinces' PNP if they do not meet the eligibility criteria.

2. You must keep your credentials always updated as the application can be reviewed at any time.

3. Make sure you are ranked on top of the Express Entry pool and that you clearly mention your interest in the Alberta region.

4. You will receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) if you are seen by the province. Using the NOI you can apply for permanent residency.

5. Make sure you review the terms and conditions of the desired stream thoroughly to avoid any misinterpretations.