Provincial Government has released guidelines for Alberta Immigration Nominee Program for 2020 for skill-in demand, express entry, business and graduate retention category applicants who wish to migrate to Alberta or any of her cities – Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Banff, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, St. Albert, Loyld Minster and more.
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About Alberta Province
Alberta is one of the richest province in Canada, located in the Western Prairie and blessed with oil and hydrocarbon deposits of value. The beautiful landscape especially in Banff area encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. The government-approved minimum wage for workers in Alberta is $15 CAD per hour, hence the province can boast of being top salaried part of Canada. As at 2018, the population of Alberta stood at 4.307 million people!
Requirements for Alberta Immigration Nominee Program
Eligible individuals can apply to this program as a path to working and living in Alberta permanently. The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (AINP) under the Express Entry category is based on factors such as:
- level of education,
- age of applicants (usually the younger the better but certainly not underage),
- number of years of working experience in Canada or Internationally,
- Available funds – how much money you need to have
- English Language Test (IELTS) or French Language Test scores,
- Result of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA),
- and some of minor factors including spouse and skill level.
As economy begin to grow after the meltdown, businesses in Alberta cities especially Calgary and Edmonton are passionate to fill their job shortage, it is therefore a good time to migrate to Alberta through the workers or skill in demand program. If you are interested in applying for Alberta Nominee Program this year, see AINP requirements.
Can You Apply for Alberta Provincial Nominee Yourself?
YES you can, however statistics show that Alberta Immigration is competitive. For this reason, applicants who do not understand the process usually hire immigration Lawyer, Consultant or Agent to facilitate the documentation involved in creating account on AINP website or the CIC website. Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) nominees must apply for permanent residence immediately after becoming a provincial nominee.
Alberta Immigration Nominee Processing Time
The time taken from start to finish of Alberta immigration application vary from candidate to candidate. Historical data show that majority of applications took average of 3-4 months processing time. Delay may be encountered depending on how many application the commission received and the time between transfer of documents from applicants to visa offices. Logistics delays do not affect online applications. Reference? See 2018 Alberta Provincial Nominee.
How To Apply Online AINP
Forms and information to help you apply for the AINP Alberta Opportunity Stream, Self-Employed Farmer Stream and Alberta Express Entry Stream. Do not miss deadline for Alberta Immigration Nominee Program.
Step 1. Read the AINP terms and conditions
The availability of AINP streams and categories is dependent upon application volumes and labour market needs. The AINP reserves the right to close application intake for any AINP stream or category at any time, without prior notice. Further, the AINP may decline to consider applications to closed or suspended streams or categories, regardless of when the applications were submitted.
Step 2. Review the AINP selection criteria
You must meet all selection criteria. Your application will be declined if you do not meet the criteria.
Step 3. Review the language testing requirements
To apply under the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS), you must submit official test results showing that you meet minimum language standards in English or French. Apply for Alberta Immigration Nominee Program today!
Step 4. Download the Document Checklist and complete the required forms
Step 5. Mail the application
Make a copy of your application. Send your original complete application by registered mail or courier to:
Alberta Opportunity Stream,
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program,
Government of Alberta,
Suite 940, ATB Place North Tower,
10025 Jasper Avenue,
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1S6.