To align with changes to Canada’s immigration system, the Family Stream of the AINP was permanently closed on April 30, 2013. This stream was suspended on August 23, 2010 to allow the program to focus on nominating temporary foreign workers for permanent residency who are already here working and addressing immediate labour needs.
Only a few Family Stream applications remain in the final stage of assessment; these applicants have been notified that a decision on their application is imminent. Individuals who applied under this category may wish to review reference information regarding the Family Stream. As this stream is now permanently closed, no further applications will be accepted.
The AINP is an important program that will continue to play an integral role in supporting our province’s economic growth. Information on the permanent closure of this stream is available through the Alberta Immigration Help Centre. For individuals who are interested in family reunification, the federal government has a Family Sponsorship Class.
Date Updated: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:46:47