The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program is designed to support Alberta's economic growth by attracting work-ready immigrants to the province. The AINP is an immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Employment and Immigration in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Individuals nominated by the Government of Alberta, together with their spouse/common-law partner and dependent children, can apply for a permanent resident visa through CIC as a Provincial Nominee. CIC makes final decisions on all Provincial Nominee permanent resident applications.
The AINP is a program for permanent residence which in turn would lead to Citizenship
Eligibility and Categories
The eligibility criteria and process for applying to the AINP varies depending on the stream and category. The list below will help you choose the stream or category that may work best for you
- Skilled worker
You are a foreign worker and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation. You should be in Management, have a university degree or a college or apprentice training.
- International graduate
You are a recent graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation, which includes again a job in management or based on your educational background.
- Semi-skilled worker
You are a foreign worker and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation, which would include specific training, or on the job training.
Please note that for the Semi-skilled workers only select occupations from the following industries are eligible:
- Food and beverage processing industry
- Hotel and lodging industry:
- Food and beverage servers and room attendants
- Front desk agent/clerk
- Manufacturing industry
- Long-Haul Trucking industry
- Foodservices industry (pilot project)
You are a tradesperson who has an Alberta Qualification Certificate in a Compulsory or Optional Trade and you have received an invitation to apply to the AINP.
You are an engineer, designer or drafter with Alberta work experience.
You are a farmer who wants to come to Alberta to establish or purchase a farming business.
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