Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that allows the province of Alberta to nominate individuals who meet their economic and labor market needs for permanent residency in Canada.
The AINP has several categories for skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs who want to settle and work in Alberta. These categories include:
• Alberta Express Entry
This category is aligned with the federal Express Entry system and allows Alberta to nominate candidates who have submitted an Express Entry profile and meet their specific criteria.
• Alberta Opportunity Stream
This category is for foreign workers who have a job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible occupation.
• Self-Employed Farmer Stream
This category is for experienced farmers who want to purchase and establish a farm in Alberta.
To be eligible for the AINP, applicants must meet the specific criteria of the category they are applying for, as well as the general eligibility requirements for Canadian immigration, such as language proficiency and health and security clearances.
The AINP uses a points-based system to assess applicants based on factors such as education, work experience, language proficiency, and other criteria. The highest-scoring applicants are invited to apply for nomination from the AINP.