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Alberta to nominate higher number of Applicants in 2018- AINP-Express Entry Stream to launch soon

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 11, Jan 2018

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Alberta– a key province of Canada has announced total application intake of AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) for the year 2018. The AINP is the popular Provincial Nominee Program of Canada that every year nominate the candidates for Canada PR as per annual allocation from federal government. In 2018, Alberta will nominate 5,600 applicants for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Increase in Annual Nomination Intake

The annual Nomination Intake of Alberta has been increased by the federal government in view two new streams launching this year. Last year, it was allocated 5,500 nominations, which has been increased by 100 nominations this year for Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.

The other key factor behind this augment is the Multiyear Immigration Plan of Canada, which increased 2018- PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) target to 55,000 from 51,000 in 2017. This increase was distributed in the allocation of all Provincial Nominee Programs accordingly.

Also read- SINP has revised its In-Demand Occupation List w.e.f. January 4, 2018

Launch of New Express Entry Stream in 2018

Alberta has also announced some key changes in its AINP streams, i.e.

  • Merger of streams: This year, the Strategic Recruitment Stream and the Employer-Driven Stream and their sub-categories will be merged into one stream, i.e. the Alberta Opportunity Stream.
  • Launch of Express Entry Stream: Alberta will also launch an express entry aligned stream in 2018, i.e. Alberta Express Entry Stream. However, the parameters and requirements of this stream have not been announced by the provincial government as yet.

The new Alberta Express Entry Stream will allow province of Alberta to nominate a few limited number of applicants in EE pool. It can nominate the candidates under below three streams of Federal Express Entry System:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC),
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC),
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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