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Alberta PNP Occupation List and Points Calculator -2018

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Eligibility requirements to apply AINP, AINP -Express Entry stream, AINP Processing Time, Alberta PNP Occupation list 2018, Alberta PNP Processing Time 2018, Alberta PNP Points Calculator 2018, AINP Documents Requirement 2018, How to apply in AINP?


What is AINP?

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Alberta province in Canada. It operates in coordination with the federal government of Canada and invite the eligible foreign skilled workers to apply for provincial nomination.

Alberta assess the profile of the applicants and subsequently, nominate the selected candidates for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Rule changes 2018

In October last year, Alberta Government announced to make key changes in its streams w.e.f. January 2, 2018. It was said that the provincial government will simplify the process and reduce the wait time.  The AINP will also reduce the total number of AINP streams and will introduce the few new streams on January, 2018, i.e.

  • New Alberta Opportunity Stream and
  • Self-Employed Farmer Stream.

The Alberta Opportunity Stream shall replace the existing Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream.

Introduction of AINP- Express Entry stream

The other key proposed change is the introduction of Alberta Express Entry stream, which was expected to be operational from January 2018, however it wasn’t to be. The new Express Entry stream will allow Alberta to nominate a limited number of suitable applicants from the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system. As of now the changes have not been made by the Alberta government, however, we may soon see the AINP changes taking place in 2018.

Eligibility requirements to apply AINP Skilled Worker Category

The Skilled Worker Category is most popular AINP category among applicants. However to apply, as an applicant, you need to fulfil below requirements:

  • Clearly mentioned in the application that you are able to and willing to live in Alberta on a permanent basis
  • Have relevant education, training, past work experience, etc. along with any sort of Alberta licensing required for the position and also to meet AINP parameters.
  • If you are already working in Alberta, need to show a copy of your valid work permit
  • Provide evidence of your legal status in your home country, only if you are not presently working in Alberta (living outside Canada).
  • Fulfil the additional parameters, if your occupation is in Early childhood educators and child care staff

AINP Documents Requirement 2018,

Here are key documents to apply AINP:

  • IELTS Test result for English language proficiency
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES or any other relevant assessing authority.
  • Other basic documents required by the relevant AINP categories

Alberta PNP Occupation list 2018

In 2018, Alberta will nominate 5,600 applicants for Canadian Permanent Residency with increased of 100 nominations compared to last year. The AINP is likely to target the below10 National Occupational Classification codes:

NOC Code Occupations Skill Level
6311 Food Service Supervisors B
6211 Retail Sales Supervisors B
7511 Transport Truck Drivers C
6315 Cleaning Supervisors B
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers B
1241 Administrative assistants B
631 Restaurant and Food Services Managers 0
621 Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers 0
6421 Retail Salespersons C
1221 Administrative Officers B

About 50 percent of nominations expected to be allocated under the above-mentioned occupation categories.

Alberta PNP Points Calculator 2018

Well, the points for Albertan Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) are calculated based on some key profile factors of an applicant, i.e.

  • Age
  • Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Language proficiency
  • Adaptability
  • Arranged Employment, etc.

The applicant with top profile score based on the above parameters, get selected by the Alberta for invitation.

Alberta PNP Processing Time 2018

Well, the processing time usually depends on the subcategory of visa class you have chosen to apply. However, it may take from six months to 15 months depending on the various AINP sub categories

Note: The processing time varies based on validity and accuracy of individual applications and documents. Some applications may take longer than estimated processing time if AINP is waiting for extra documents or for a reply of procedural fairness letter.

How to apply in AINP?

If you wish to apply in AINP in 2018 to obtain Canada PR, you contact the highly qualified and experienced immigration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration. Visas Avenue is a top and registered Visa and Immigration Documentation Consultancy Service for Canada. You may call Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or you can e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-

Other main AINP streams

The AINP has the below three key streams of immigration:

A. Strategic Recruitment Stream:

You can apply for this stream directly under the given below pathways:

  • Compulsory and Optional Trades Category : You can apply under this category provided you are temporary overseas worker with authorized trade certificate in a essential or optional trade in Alberta authorized by the AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training).
  • Engineering Occupation Category: You can apply under this stream provided you are a temporary overseas worker and have got the work experience in Alberta, in an eligible engineering occupation. 
  • Post Graduate Worker Category: You may apply under this stream provided you have Post-Graduation Work Permit, are presently employed in Alberta, and have got a degree from an authorized post-secondary educational institution in Alberta.

B. Employer-Driven Stream

You can apply through an employer any of its three key categories:

  • Skilled Worker Category

You can apply under this stream if you have been provided with and full-time (permanent) job by an employer in Alberta in an eligible skilled occupation.

  • International Graduate Category

You can apply under this category provided you have recently got a degree from an authorized post-secondary institution in Canada, possess a Post-Graduation Work Permit, and have obtained a fulltime (permanent) job by an employer in Alberta in an eligible occupation.

  • Semi-Skilled Worker Category

You can become eligible for the nomination under this stream provided you are a temporary overseas worker and have obtained a fulltime (permanent) job by an employer in Alberta in an eligible semi-skilled occupation.

C. Self-Employed Farmer Stream

You can apply under this category provided you have the financial assets and farm management experience to buy and set up a farm in Alberta.

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