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Alberta PNP Program – 2021

Alberta is a beautiful Canadian province and a home to a few world-class cities, including Edmonton- the provincial capital and Calgary. If you plan to move to Alberta in 2021, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is the immigration program you need to apply.

The¬†Alberta PNP program¬†operates in coordination with Canada’s federal government and nominates the suitable immigrants for Canada PR as per annual nomination quota allocated by the Federal government of Canada. Alberta PNP is one of the best pathways to get Canadian permanent residency. It requires relatively low CRS score from the applicants, i.e. as low as¬†just 300 CRS points¬†in the periodic draws of its¬†Express Entry aligned stream.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) changes 2021

Find below the latest changes in the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP):

  • Alberta launching two new AINP streams

The province of Alberta has announced to launch two new streams of AINP for international students. Find below the details about these streams:

  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (w.e.f. 26 October 2020)¬†

The new International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream of Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) launched on October 26, 2020. It allows recent international graduates from the universities and colleges of Alberta, interested in launching business projects and start-ups in the province, in submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).

  • Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream (Starting from January 2021)
  • Removed old streams

Alberta has removed a few old streams and introduced some new streams as well. Find below the latest active streams of AINP:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Self-Employed Farmer Stream.

The Alberta Opportunity Stream has replaced the existing Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream. Besides, there are some changes in language requirements, which are applicable from January 1, 2020, i.e.

  • If you are working in a NOC 0, A or B occupation, you need to fulfil a minimum of CLB 5 for each English or French language skill at the application time.
  • If you are working in a NOC C or D occupation, there are no planned changes to language requirements. The minimum of CLB 4 for each English or French language skill at the time of application will continue to apply.

Introduction of AINP- Express Entry aligned stream

The Alberta- Express Entry Stream is the most popular stream of AINP. To apply in the EE stream, an applicant needs to register profile in Federal Express Entry System under any of the three categories of EE system, i.e. Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class. Alberta’s province access the Express Entry pool and issue Notification of Interest (to apply in AINP- EE stream) to the applicants found suitable for EE stream.

Related:¬†Other Canada’s PNP Program

How does it work?

The applicants first need to register their profile in federal express entry system. Alberta PNP will explore the EE pool profiles and issue notification of interest to the eligible applicants. Subsequently, the candidates apply in the relevant Express entry stream of AINP. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program will assess the submitted profiles and subsequently, issue the Invitation to Apply for provincial nomination.

Key Requirement Alberta Express Entry Stream assessment criteria

You can apply in AINP if you meet the following criteria. To be considered for nomination you must:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • Fulfil the parameters of at least one of the federal immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class
  • Willing to and be able to live and work in Alberta
  • Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification
  • Have a minimum CRS score of 300.

Following features of your profile may increase your chances of nomination:

  • Valid Alberta job offer and/or work experience
  • A graduate of an Alberta post-secondary institution with a valid Alberta job offer, or
  • Parent, child, brother and/or sister (permanent resident living in Alberta), or a Canadian citizen, living in Alberta.

Apply in AINP ‚Äď Express Entry Stream, through Visas Avenue immigration expert

Alberta PNP is one of the best provincial nominee programs in Canada. The AINP- Express Entry stream invites the express entry candidates with point scores as low as 300 CRS points.

To apply in AINP this year, you need to prepare your immigration file under Visas Avenue Immigration Advisor and consultant guidance. Visas Avenue is a genuine and famous Visa Consultancy Company specialized in Canada immigration and PR process.

To start your Canada immigration process with Visas Avenue, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on¬†Toll-Free Number‚Äst78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the¬†free assessment form.


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