The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – it’s the way for you to become a permanent resident of the province you’ve grown to know and love.
With new changes to the program applying for permanent residence is now easier than ever. It’s still free to apply and processing times are fast. New changes include:
- Choose to apply with or without an employer
- Apply right away if you are employed in a full-time occupation
- Your job does not have to be related to your education
- NOC C occupations are now eligible (some additional criteria apply)
- There are two categories international students can choose from for permanent residence.
- Apply without your employer through the Strategic Recruitment Stream Post-Graduate Worker Category -- Changes were made to this category on September 27, 2013. See the Strategic Recruitment Stream Post-Graduate Worker Category page for details.
- Apply with your employer through the Employer-Driven Stream International Graduate Category
You may also be eligible for other categories like the Strategic Recruitment Stream Alberta Work Experience Category, the Engineering Occupations Category, the Compulsory and Optional Trades Category or some of our other new AINP initiatives
A recorded webinar is also available to view covering recent changes to the AINP applicable to international graduates.
Note: 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. Changes to the AINP, including notice of suspension or closure of its streams and categories are available on the AINP news page and/or the AINP application forms page.
The AINP is not obligated to assess/process any applications submitted. Applications to the AINP are treated as an expression of interest, and as such, will be processed according to quality of the application (completeness, eligibility), labour market information, occupational supply and demand forecasting, AINP application volumes, and / or any other factors at the AINP’s discretion. By submitting an application to the AINP you acknowledge and agree that your application may not be processed in the order received, or at all. Further, the decision to assess / process any particular application, and the outcome of any such assessment / processing, is at the AINP’s sole discretion. Program criteria are eligibility minimums, and meeting program criteria does not guarantee that an applicant’s application will be assessed, processed, or granted.
Watch a recorded webinar to learn more about your options for permanent residence as an international student.
Date Updated: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:12:49