Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program or AINP


Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program or AINP

Canada has recently introduced the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This program exists based on agreements that exist between the provinces and the federal government. Essentially, this is a two step process. You first apply to a provincial program in order to obtain a provincial nomination. If you are successful in this, you will use this nomination to apply for permanent residence status through the federal government, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Each province has their own unique criteria and different program types.
In order to be eligible for the Alberta Work Experience Category of the Alberta Immigration Nomination Program (AINP), as the applicant, you must consider two sets of criteria:

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Eligible Occupations

AINP Eligible- ccupations

Most occupations in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, B, and C are now eligible, including Optional Trades.
Select occupations in NOC skill level D are also now eligible; these include:

  • Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers (NOC 7611)
  • Other Trades Helpers and Labourers (NOC 7612)
  • Light Duty Cleaners (NOC 6661)
  • Specialized Cleaners (NOC 6662)
  • Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents (NOC 6663)

You should be aware that the AINP will only be accepting a limited number of application for certain application types. The following occupations will have caps:

  • Light Duty Cleaners (NOC 6661)
  • Specialized Cleaners (NOC 6662)
  • Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents (NOC 6663)

Further, there is a long list of occupations that are not considered eligible. Before continuing, you should be certain that your intended occupation is on the list. Contact us for more details if you are uncertain.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Other Criteria

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Other Criteria

  • At the time of application, you must be working full-time in Alberta and have a valid work permit with temporary resident status from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to work in Alberta in an eligible occupation
  • You must be currently residing in Alberta
  • You must intend to continue to reside in, and work permanently in Alberta
  • If your current occupation is a NOC skill level:
  • 0, A or B, you must show you have been working full-time in Alberta for one out of the past two years; or
  • C or D, you must show you have been working full-time in Alberta for two out of the past three years.

Unauthorized employment (e.g. a violation of terms and conditions of a work permit) will not be counted towards meeting the work experience criterion.

  • If you work in a regulated occupation in Alberta, you must demonstrate that you have the required certificate, licence, and/or registration
  • You must submit official language test results

Note, the availability of AINP streams and categories is dependent upon application volumes and labour market needs. The AINP reserves the right to close application intake for any AINP stream or category at any time, without prior notice. This means that if you are interested in this or any Alberta program, time is a factor in submitting your application.

Further, the AINP may decline to consider applications to closed or suspended streams or categories, regardless of when the applications were submitted.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program AINP

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is designed to target immigrants who are ready to support Alberta's economic growth. There are many streams to this program:

  1. Employer Driven Stream
  2. Strategic Recruitment Stream
  3. Family Stream
  4. Self-Employed Farmer Stream

Each stream is unique and has different criteria. Determining which is best for you will be the first step to deciding whether or not Alberta is the right province for you.

What Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Stream Is Right For Me?

When deciding which stream is best for you, examining the criteria for each is the best way to get a broad sense of what will be required of you.

AINP Employer Driver Stream

  • Aimed at Alberta employers who wish to retain a foreign worker on a permanent, full time bases where they are unable to locate a suitable Canadian for the position
  • Candidates must have a valid permanent, full time job offer from an Alberta employer prior to submitting an application and wish to reside in Alberta permanently
  • This stream is further broken down into three sub categories:
    •  Skilled Worker Category
    • International Graduate Category
    • Semi-Skilled Worker

AINP Strategic Recruitment Stream

Aimed at filling skill shortages that currently exist in Alberta, under this category, you may not require a valid job offer from an Alberta employer. This stream is broken down into two sub categories:

  • Compulsory and Optional Trades – For those with an Alberta Qualification Certificate in a trade as outlined by the province
  • Engineering Occupations Category – For those who have credentials as an engineer, designer or drafter as well as work experience in Alberta

AINP Strategic Recruitment Stream

AINP Self Employed Farmer Stream

This stream targets previously established and experienced farmers who wish to immigrate, purchase and manage a farming business in Alberta.

  • You must have proof of your farm management skills
  • You must also have sufficient financial resources to run a successful farming operation
  • You must invest in a primary production farming business in Alberta

Alberta offers a diverse rural setting with a growing economy. If Alberta is right for you, there are many options available to you. If not, perhaps another province has what you are looking for.

We Can Help You With Your AINP Application!

We Can Help You With Your AINP Application

We have dealt with hundreds of AINP application cases. We have helped our clients in their difficult situations and have guided them to draft a more effective application. We can help you draft your application and arrange the required documents. A well-planned and complete application will increase your likelihood of acceptance and will save your from hassle.

If you are worried about the legal fees, don't be! Our goal is to help everyone that is interested in immigrating to Canada. Contact us and we can provide numerous options for you. You can also purchase our very affordable Do it Yourself Immigration Kit which details everything for you. If you are still not sure, feel free to get back to us. We will review your case before you submit it to give you the best possible outcome.

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