Immigrate to Canada through Alberta PNP
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) formerly called Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) enables applicants who have the skills and experience required in Alberta to receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate which helps expedite the overall immigration process to Canada. Alberta PNP supports the economic growth of the region by attracting skilled and semi-skilled workers to the province.
The Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) including Alberta PNP enable Provincial and Territorial governments in Canada to attract immigrants to their region.
If you choose to immigrate to Canada through Alberta PNP, you must:
- Apply and complete the provincial nomination process.
- Demonstrate the skill set and ability to contribute to the economy of Alberta
- Receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from Alberta
After you receive the Provincial Nomination Certificate, you must:
- Send an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Permanent Residence.
- Individuals nominated by the Government of Alberta through Alberta PNP, along with their spouse/common-law partner and dependent children, can apply as a provincial nominee.
- An IRCC officer will assess your application based on the Canadian Immigration requirements. These applications will not be assessed based on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program. The final decisions of these applications are taken by IRCC.
- Alberta PNP provides options for both skilled and semi-skilled workers. You can apply either on your own or through your employer.
Requirements to apply for PR after PNP nomination
- Complete and pass a medical examination.
- Have security clearance.
- Demonstrate sufficient funds to support himself/herself and his/her dependents after arriving in Canada.
Immigration Streams of Alberta PNP
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) has three immigration streams:
1.Strategic Recruitment Stream:
Applicants applying through this stream of Alberta PNP can do so without employer support.
The Strategic Recruitment Stream of Alberta PNP has three categories:
Compulsory and Optional Trades Category
|Compulsory and Optional Trades Category||Hold either an Alberta Qualification Certificate or a Recognized Trade Certificate
Are residing in Alberta on a valid work permit at the time of application
Who work in a compulsory or optional trade
Engineering Occupations Category
|Engineering Occupations Category||Have work experience in Alberta.
Are working in one of the designated occupations
Post Graduate Worker Category
|EPost Graduate Worker Category||Have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Alberta.
Who are currently working in Alberta in an eligible occupation on a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
2. Employer-Driven Stream
Employers can nominate applicants applying through this stream of Alberta PNP.
The Employer-Driven Stream of Alberta PNP has three categories:
Skilled Worker Category
|Skilled Worker Category||Individuals with a permanent, full-time job offer in an eligible skilled occupation.|
International Graduate Category
|International Graduate Category||Have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada.
Hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit.
Have received a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer.
Semi-Skilled Worker Category
|International Graduate Category||Temporary foreign workers who have received a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation.|
3.Self-Employed Farmer Stream
|Self-Employed Farmer Stream||Have farming experience.
Have personal funds to purchase and develop a farm in Alberta.
Own or operate a farm.
Plan to live in Alberta to purchase and manage their farming business.
Candidates who are not eligible to apply for Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP):
- Clergy, Elementary and Secondary School Teachers, Professional Athletes and Dental Laboratory Bench Workers
- Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process. It is not the mandate of the Alberta PNP to intervene in the federal refugee claim, appeal or removal process.
- Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
- Temporary Foreign Workers working and residing in a province other than Alberta
- International students studying in Canada, including students doing co-op work placements or internships as part of their study program.
The CanApprove team has been consistent in delivering reliable immigration and legal services for the past 25 years. We guarantee our client’s a hassle-free experience by being there to answer questions and provide solutions every step of the way. For more information on Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AIPP), get in touch with our team of immigration consultants to begin your migration plans to Canada.
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