Alberta Immigration

Alberta is a province found in the Western region of Canada that is known for its tremendous oil wealth. With 3.8 million residents, Alberta is the fourth largest province in Canada by population and is one of the fastest growing province in Canada. It is the home to two of the country’s major urban centers, Calgary and Edmonton. Due to the  growing number of opportunities in Alberta, it has become one of the most popular provinces for immigrants in the country.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is designed for individuals who possess the skills and abilities to fill labor shortages in Alberta. 

The AINP accepts skilled worker applications under the Opportunity Alberta stream and under the Express Entry system. It also operates one business program, the Self-employed Farmer stream.

The program is operated by the Alberta government in partnership with the federal immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Interested candidates must follow a two-stage process: apply for nomination to the provincial government, and then, if nominated, apply for permanent residence to the federal government.

IRCC allocates to AINP a limited number of nominations each year. 

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