Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

Details about the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program has been designed for foreigners who are willing to settle down in the Alberta province permanently. The immigrants must be able to contribute towards the economic development of this province.

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A look at the different categories of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program:

  • Alberta opportunity stream is for those individuals who are working in the Alberta province. They must be engaged in an occupation that is in demand in the province. The AINP Selection criteria include education, language proficiency, work experience, income, etc.
  • Alberta express entry stream allows the officials to select candidates from the express entry pool. The candidates who get the nomination will get 600 additional points. The eligibility criteria include an active express entry profile in the Federal express entry pool, a minimum CRS score of 300 points, working in an occupation that is in demand in Alberta, expression of interest by the candidate to settle down in the province.
  • The self-employed farmer stream is for individuals who have experience in farming. They also need to have funds to buy and develop farms in Alberta province. As for the AINP Selection criteria for this stream are concerned the candidate needs to prove that he has the skills that are required in agriculture. The candidate needs to have enough funds and must prove that he has the ability to develop a farming business in Alberta.
  • The Alberta Express Entry stream is one of the most sought-after streams. A large number of applicants apply through this stream. It must be noted that there are some streams that have been discontinued by Alberta officials.  These are the strategic recruitment stream and employer-driven stream.

The minimum eligibility criteria for the Alberta PNP Program:

  • The candidate needs to have a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in the Alberta province.
  • The candidate needs to have the required work experience
  • The candidate needs to have the required score in language proficiency tests like IELTS
  • The candidate must possess skill sets as per NOC 0, A and B
  • The Labor Market Impact Assessment letter is a must
  • The candidate must be willing to settle down in Alberta.
  • The candidate must fulfill any other mandatory requirements of the program.

List of documents that the candidate needs to submit for the Alberta PNP Program:

  • AINP 005 form. This is the employer-driven application for a skilled occupation. This has to be filled by the employer and the candidate.
  • AINP 003 form. This is an employer-driven application for nomination. This has to be filled by the candidate.
  • The CIC forms and CIC work permit
  • Degrees, Diploma and any other education certificate
  • Civil identity proof on which the age, name, and date of birth of the applicant are mentioned
  • Language proficiency test results and reference letters that are related to work

It must be noted that the Alberta authorities may ask for any other document other than the ones mentioned in the list.

The processing time for the Alberta PNP:

The processing time may vary for different applications. It will depend on a number of factors. The more the number of applications at a given point more will be the processing time. Normally it will take around 7 to 8 months for the completion of the process. But this again may vary. The candidate needs to wait with patience.

Here is how to apply for the program:

The first thing that you need to do is select the stream for which you are eligible. Next, the candidate must collect all the documents that are required for the chosen stream. Once the candidate has all the documents he needs to complete all the formalities and apply for the program.

But the entire process is very confusing. It may be a tough task for a person to complete all the formalities properly. If the candidate makes any mistakes then his application can get rejected. Also if the candidate does not submit all the required documents and does not complete all the formalities even then the application can get rejected.

Then what is the way out?

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Here is how we can assist you:

  • When you approach us our experts will go through your profile.
  • They will then check for which stream you are eligible.
  • They will tell you the details about the eligibility criteria of that stream.
  • They will help you apply for the visa and will assist you in the completion of all the formalities.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program is one of the best pathways for individuals who want to settle down in the Alberta Province of Canada. But there are several formalities that need to be completed by the candidates. For complete details and assistance, you can contact our experts. You can give us a call and make an appointment or you may visit us directly. We will be glad to assist you in the best possible way.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Check eligibility for Express Entry Stream, ensuring occupation is in-demand and meeting FSW criteria.

2. Get an Education Credential Assessment.

3. Achieve at least 6 bands in IELTS.

4. Create an Express Entry profile, selecting Alberta as your preference.

5. Alberta reviews the profile and may issue a Notification of Interest (NOI).

6. If selected, apply for Alberta PNP nomination.

7. Submit a complete application with CAD 500 fee within 14 days.

8. Upon approval, gain 600 CRS points.

9. Await Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR.

10. Submit a PR application to the federal government with the required documents and fees.

1) Maintain an active & valid Express Entry profile.

2) Occupy a job (NOC code) in demand in Alberta.

3) Achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6 in each module.

4) Age requirement: 18-49 at the time of invitation.

5) Score a minimum of 67/100 points based on age, education, experience, and language.

6) Attain a minimum CRS score of 300/1200.

Certainly. You aren^t required to have a job offer for four out of Alberta^s five immigration streams. However, possessing a job offer can enhance your prospects, particularly under the Alberta Express Entry Stream.

Yes, for most Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams, including the Alberta Express Entry Stream, applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English or French through language tests like the IELTS.

Applicants generally need to score a minimum of 67 out of 100 points based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability.

4 to 6 months

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