Alberta Immigration Nominee Program 2020
Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Located in western Canada, Alberta is the country’s largest producer of crude oil , natural gas, and related products. This Canadian province has a sound economy, driven by expansion in both the petroleum industry and the technology and agriculture sectors.
Alberta is the second-largest natural gas exporter in the world and generates ample employment opportunities for skilled workers and young professionals. This Canadian province also provides ICT, healthcare, general administration , finance and other departments for immigrants with occupations and job profiles.
Alberta is home to two major Canadian cities-Calgary and Edmonton. The Calgary-Edmonton Corridor is considered Canada’s most populous and most urbanized region. Keeping in mind its prospects for growth, the corridor promises a bright future for many people engaged in industries that operate there.
Interested applicants can migrate to Alberta via two main routes-the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) and the Alberta Express Entry Stream.
Alberta Express Entry
A limited number of successful candidates from the Express Entry pool of the Government of Canada are nominated within the new Express Entry Stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).This pathway enables skilled and semi-skilled workers to be nominated by province of Alberta. Candidates were nominated by provincial authorities based on labor market requirements.
It is important to note that Alberta does not have a specific job list and it is constantly updated, which implies that skilled and semi-skilled workers from different industrial backgrounds can apply under this stream.Applicants with proven record of capacity to contribute to the economy and calibre to generate revenue streams are also given preference by provincial authorities.It should be noted that Express Entry candidates nominated by the province of Alberta receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points as well as Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residence in Express Entry’s next draw.Moreover, international graduates, who have pursued higher education from recognized Canadian universities and colleges, can also apply in this stream.
Requirements for Alberta PNP through Express Entry are :
- Candidate’s identity proof. Legal documents validating resident status
- Minimum 4 bands each in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in IELTS (English proficiency te
- Minimum Secondary Education (Class 12) or post-secondary education which is equivalent to recognized qualification prescribed in Canadian educational system
- License proof of professional operation in Alberta
- Sufficient funds
- Candidates having CRS score of 300+ have good chances of selection
- Applicants having 67 points out of 100 in point grade system of province and CRS score of 300+ are likely to be picked by Alberta provincial authorities
Alberta Opportunity Stream
This stream replaced previous streams of immigration viz Strategic Recruitment stream as well as the Employer-Driven stream. The Alberta Opportunity Stream is suitable for aspirants, who are currently working as a temporary resident in Alberta province.It is important to note that they must be listed in the National Occupational Classification or official job classification system for the occupations and jobs they are engaged in.
Eligibility criteria for Alberta Opportunity Stream:
- Work experience in specific occupations for at least one year
- Must have valid work permits
- Valid job offer from Alberta-based employer
- 4 bands each in IELTS (English proficiency test) Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening
Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream
This stream is ideal for immigration seekers needing experience in agriculture and related activities as well as having to have sufficient funds to set up farming activities in Alberta.In particular, the Alberta Self-Employed Farmer stream helps aspirants to immigration secure Canada’s PR visa as well as gain business rights there. Before applying under this stream, it is advisable to scan through eligibility criteria and seek help from reliable immigration consultants in getting authentic information.
This step immensely helps applicants to take informed decisions and make optimum use of opportunities and available resources.
- Identity proof
- Address proof
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate (if applicable)
- Sufficient funds
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (seek assistance from trustworthy immigration consultant)
- Valid employment proof
- Work experience certificates
- Academic credentials
- English language proficiency
- Notification of Interest
Processing time for AINP
Applicants who meet all of AINP’s eligibility requirements can apply immediately. The provincial authorities shall in a specified time verify the applicants’ information given.The processing time therefore depends on the volume of applications as well as the labor market and employers’ requirements. Successful applicants receive a nomination certificate after they have verified and approved applications.This whole process is conducted in 7 to 9 months, and this duration may be extended depending on the visa application or case file requirements.
It is important to note that the provincial authorities of Alberta conduct regular intervals in which applicants with the highest CRS points are selected more quickly and receive nomination certificates.In addition to the points allocated in the Express Entry gateway, those applicants receive additional 600 points. Entry into Alberta Province’s provincial nominee programme in Canada therefore depends on the frequency of candidates draws and CRS.