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Alberta Implemented New Express Entry & Opportunity Streams of AINP- Details Revealed

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 15, Jun 2018

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Alberta Province of Canada has finally revealed much awaited details about new Express Entry and Alberta Opportunity streams of its popular PNP, i.e. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). Both these AINP streams were expected to launch in January this year, however, for some reasons province delayed the inauguration of their framework. The details are finally revealed by Alberta and both Express Entry and Opportunity stream of AINP are implemented w.e.f. June 14, 2018.

Let's find out more details about the two programs.

AINP- Express Entry Aligned Stream

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is the key Provincial Nominee Program of Canada. The Express Entry aligned stream will be the newest stream of AINP. The new EE stream will allow the province of Alberta to notify the suitable candidates in Express Entry pool to apply in its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The federal Express Entry system is the point based online immigration system of Canada that allocate permanent residency to the selected applicants.

It has three key subcategories, i.e. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trade (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The candidates from all three streams find place in Express Entry pool after the primary round.

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Benefits of AINP- Express Entry aligned Stream

The candidates, who apply in Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) AINP under Express Entry stream and get selected for nomination, shall become eligible to receive additional 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points in the express entry. The additional CRS points will make certain the candidates receives the ITA (Invitation to apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

The candidates in Express Entry can apply in Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, if they have received the notification from AINP being in the express entry pool. The candidates who have shown strong ties to Alberta and who can help support the government's economic development and diversification priorities will receive invitation to apply from AINP. The International graduates will also be invited under this stream. Hence, the first step remains registering the profile in federal Express Entry System and finding place in Express Entry pool.

Alberta Opportunity Stream

Moreover, with effect from June 14, 2018, the Albert shall also accept applications under the Self-Employed Farmer Stream and its new Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS).The AOS operate outside of Express Entry and provides a pathway to permanent residence for candidates who have worked in Alberta. The new Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS), also don't require employer support from the applicants.

The new AOS has replaced the earlier Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream of AINP, as both these are closed effective June 14. The applicants applying for AOS needs to be presently working full-time in Alberta in an Eligible Occupation and also require meeting minimum selection criteria.

Need assistance to apply in AINP- Express Entry stream?

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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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