Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program- Streams for Entrepreneurs
The provincial government of Alberta believes that entrepreneurs significantly contribute to Alberta’s economy. Using their skills and initiative ideas, they tend to create jobs for Albertans. The province also rewards the entrepreneurs with profits and provides them better growth opportunities if they succeed in taking the calculated risks of setting up a business in Alberta.
The AINP has 3 streams that are exclusively designed for entrepreneurs who plan wish to permanently live and buy or set up a business in Alberta.
Eligible Businesses in Alberta
Your proposed business type must meet the eligible businesses criteria or demonstrate that it will significantly benefit the economy of Alberta. Else, your business application may be refused/declined.
According to the AINP, your business must be capable enough to create economic benefit to the province. In addition, your proposed business must go in line with the general eligibility criteria of the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream.
Your proposed business must:
AINP Streams for Entrepreneaurs
International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream
The International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is managed under Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. Under this stream, Alberta selects and nominates eligible international graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions who wish to move to Alberta permanently and set up or operate a business there.
To be eligible for applying under Alberta International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream, you must:
The Alberta International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Streamworks under the Expression of Interests (EOI) system. The AINP assess all the information you provide in your EOI, including the Business Proposal Summary and Net Worth Worksheet.
Based on the provided information and your business application, you will be awarded EOI points based on the IGEIS Points Grid. Followed by this, only the highest-ranking candidates are invited to submit their Business Applications to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.
International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (IGEIS) - Points Grid
Business Establishment Factors
ü At least six months of Business Management or Ownership Experience or equivalent (max 15 Points)
Not mandatory requirements:
ü Economic Benefit (Max 40 Points)
ü Total Business Investment (Max 20 Points)
Human Capital Factors
ü At least CLB 7/NCLC 7 Language Proficiency- Max 15 Points
ü Bachelor’s degree or a 2-year DiplomafromAlberta- Max 10 Points
Not mandatory requirements:
ü Spouse/Common-law characteristics
ü Alberta relatives
Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream
The Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream is ideal for qualified foreign educated graduates who finished their studies outside of Canada and wish to launch innovative businesses and start-up enterprises in the province.
It’s an economic immigration program under Alberta Immigrant Nominee and select and nominate those foreign graduates who have worked with a designated agency. Candidates must have a letter of recommendation from agency and submit it along with their Expression of Interest (EOI) via AINP Portal.
What is a role of approved designated agency?
The designated agency reviewsthe business proposals based on the ability of a foreign graduate. Candidate must be capbale of demonstrating market demand or need, have potential to enter the market successfully in the short to medium-term, and more.
Followed by this, the designated agency provides a written report on the assessment of the candidate’s business plan, which must be submitted along with the Business Application.
All the foreign graduates who are willing in applying under Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream must contact an approved designated agency, as it:
Eligiblity Criteria - Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream
To qualify under this stream, you must:
Self-Employed Farmer Stream
This stream is ideal for entrepreneurs with farm management experience and financial resources. Under this stream, you can set up a new farm or purchase an existing one in Alberta.
To apply under this stream, you must submit your application along with a proposed business plan. The Alberta Agriculture and Forestry then review your plan and ensure that it’s feasible and viable, and meets Alberta’s agriculture industry needs and demands.
Eligibility Criteria - Self-Employed Farmer Stream
To qualify for this stream, you must:
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