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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – 2019

Alberta is a wonderful Canadian province and a home to few world class cities, including Edmonton- the provincial capital and Calgary. If you have plans to move to Alberta in 2019, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is the immigration program you need to apply.

The AINP operates in coordination with the federal government of Canada and nominates the suitable immigrants for Canada PR as per annual nomination quota allocated by the Federal government of Canada. If you wish to Move to Alberta, you can apply in the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – 2019.

Related : Alberta PNP Occupation List and Points Calculator 2019

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) changes 2019

Alberta has removed 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. Also there are some changes in language requirements, which will take effect from January 1, 2020, i.e.

  • if you are working in a NOC 0, A or B occupation, you need to fulfill a minimum of CLB 5 for each English or French language skill at the time of application.
  • 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 newly introduced yet the most popular stream of AINP. To apply in the EE stream, an applicant need to have profile registered 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. The province of Alberta 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. the AINP will explore the profiles in EE pool and issue notification of interest to the applicants found eligible. The applicants will then 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
  • Fulfill 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 being nominated:

  • 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 who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta.


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