The fourth-largest province in Canada, Alberta, has an immigration pathway like other provinces in Canada (except Quebec) that allows the province to nominate potential immigrants for permanent residence status and the immigration pathway is called Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
To facilitate the immigration of candidates with different skill sets, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has the following streams:
AINP’s Express Entry Stream allows the province of Alberta to search for skilled candidates in the federal government’s express pool. Through this stream, express entry candidates are able to apply for Alberta’s provincial nomination certificate. Once the candidate is able to get the provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points.
Other than the Express Entry stream, there are also two other streams under AINP:
Alberta Opportunity Stream: This stream is for the immigrants who are currently working in the province of Alberta under an eligible occupation. This stream has replaced two previous streams: Strategic Recruitment Stream and Employer-Driven Stream in July 2018.
Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream: For immigrants who are having experience as a farmer and posses funds to run their own farm in the province, this stream allows them to apply for provincial nomination.
As discussed above this stream is for the immigrants who are already working in the province and want to settle in the province on a permanent basis. Now, at the time for submitting an application under the opportunity stream, the candidate must have valid temporary resident status in the country that allows the candidate to work in Canada on a temporary basis.
Now, following are the applicants that are ineligible to apply under the AINP’s Opportunity Stream:
In order to be eligible for provincial nomination under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, the candidate is required to fulfill the following requirements:
In order to meet the requirements of the labour market of the province, AINP nominates the immigrants who are having work experience in occupations that supports the province’s economic development and diversification priorities.
Province of Alberta does not release a list of eligible occupations. But following is a list of occupations that are in high demand in the province of Alberta: